The Oregon Department of Education recently released graduation rates for the 2016-17 school year. The report showed the already strong graduation rates in Greater Albany High schools stayed strong for students.
According to the Oregonian, West Albany High School ranked #3 in the state, and was one of only two high schools outside of the Portland metro area to make the top ten.
For 2016-17, Albany Options rate is 38.39%; South Albany High School is 88.68%; and West Albany High School is 95.83%. The state graduation rate was 76.65%.
The news was even better for Latino students or students who took at least one career technical class.
At South Albany High School, 92% of Latino students graduated within four years; at West Albany High School, 100% of Latino students earned a diploma.
The reports show a boost in statewide completion rates for students who took at least one career technical (CTE) class. CTE classes help train students for careers or vocational training programs. The 2017 bond is adding CTE space at all middle and high schools to increase CTE opportunities for students.