According to a recent report released by the Indiana Department of Education, Perry Schools continued the trend of modest, but steady, graduation growth for the 2016-17 school year.
The department’s data shows 95.2 percent of Perry Township students graduated last year – an increase of 2 percent from 2015-16. This achievement is especially exciting because our students represent 67 countries and 73 languages.
The report, which also examines graduation rates by race and ethnicity, notes that our graduation rate among our English learner community is 93.6 percent. These numbers reflect the dedication of our educators to meet our immigrant students wherever they are in their academic journey.
When some students arrive in our district, they know little, if any, English. It is our goal to provide educational opportunities that create a desire for lifelong learning that inspires all students to maximize their academic success. We want all of our scholars to succeed, and we are proud of our diverse demographics.
Other highlights that showcase our diversity and inclusion efforts include the following:
• The graduation rate among special education students is 83 percent, a 4 percent increase from 2015-16.
• Our Asian population excelled with a 100 percent graduation rate.
• Multiracial scholars had a 94 percent graduation rate.
• Our Hispanic, white and black seniors experienced a graduation rate of 96, 95 and 92 percent, respectively.
We appreciate all of the families who choose Perry Township Schools to educate their children. We strive for all of our students to be prepared for life after graduation, including post-secondary education, military enlistment or gainful employment. We believe that everyone has something meaningful to contribute after they move beyond our classrooms.