Graduation rates climbing in Kamloops-Thompson school district

Completion rate for Aboriginal students was 78.5 per cent, well above the provincial rate

  • Feb. 5, 2018 12:00 a.m.

Kamloops This Week

Kamloops-Thompson school district has reached its target overall graduation rate among students of 85 per cent and is now aiming for 90 per cent while trying to reach parity with Aboriginal students.

According to Ministry of Education data, the local school district’s six-year school completion rate for the 2016-2017 school year, was 85.3 per cent, above the provincial rate of 84 per cent.

Completion rate for Aboriginal students was 78.5 per cent, well above the provincial rate of 65.9 per cent, while the completion rate for special-needs students was 72.2 per cent, again above the provincial rate of 69.4 per cent.

READ MORE: Grad rate at 82 per cent (May 9, 2011)

The graduation-rate gap between all students and Aboriginal students has narrowed significantly in the past five years.

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