Salem-Keizer School District’s graduation rate – 76.56 percent – is nearly three percentage points higher than last year’s graduation rate of 73.36 percent and is close to the statewide average of 78.7 percent. The graduation rate is based on a four-year cohort of students entering the ninth grade in the 2014-15 academic year. The dropout rate reports on students in grades 9-12 for the 2017-18 school year.
The most notable gains were at North Salem High, where the graduation rate grew by nearly 10 percentage points in one year. “Our staff worked relentlessly to keep students engaged in learning and motivated toward graduation,” said Principal Sara Leroy. Overall, 76.8 percent of the North Salem High Class of 2018 graduated.