Graduation Rate-Unstable and We Must Do Better

Fremont County School District 1 has a graduation problem. Our graduation rate fluctuates wildly year to year and in 2012 our rate is 5 points below the statewide average. This is not where we want to be and we must find a way to improve.

Students who don’t complete high school earn significantly less than those that do and the difference between a non-high school grad and a graduate with some college is phenomenal. In addition to earnings the most recent recession has shown a major difference in unemployment rates for non-graduates, high school grads and college graduates. Having and holding a job, and making good wages is directly related to the amount of education a student has completed.