Staff in Osseo Area Schools are celebrating another year of big gains in the five-year trend for on-time graduation rates.
Over the past five years, the district’s overall graduation rate has increased by five percentage points, with 86% of all ISD 279 students graduating on time (within four years) in 2014, outpacing the state average of 81%.
Districtwide, the on-time graduation rate for every racial/ethnic group and subgroup (English learners, special education, and free/reduced lunch) improved, with two of the groups increasing by more than 25 percentage points over the five-year period. In 2014, on-time graduation by Osseo Area Schools students outpaced state averages in all but one (special education) of the categories measured.
Individual schools also saw significant increases in their respective five-year trend.
- The largest gains at Maple Grove Senior High were for black and Asian students. Of special note is that 100% of the Asian members of the Class of 2014 at Maple Grove Senior High graduated on time. The on-time graduation rates for other sub-groups are also consistently high.
- Osseo Senior High saw improvements in every group measured over the five-year period. Gains were in the double digits for Asian and black students, and for English learners and students receiving free or reduced lunch.
- Park Center’s five-year trend showed outstanding gains, with improvements in every group measured. On-time graduation rates for English learners increased by more than 30 percentage points over the five-year period. Black and Hispanic students and those receiving free or reduced lunch made gains of more than 20 percentage points each.
Percent of students graduating on time (within four years)
|District||2010||2014||2014 MN||5 Yr Increase/Decrease|
|American Indian*||45.5||73.3||50.6||27.8 increase|
|English Learners||44.9||70.4||63.7||25.5 increase|
|Special Education||52.9||57.8||58.4||4.9 increase|
|Free/Reduced Lunch||60.9||76.7||65.9||15.8 increase|
|Maple Grove Senior High||2010||2014||2014 MN||5 Yr Increase/Decrease|
|Special Education||82.5||79.1||58.4||3.4 decrease|
|Free/Reduced Lunch||71.1||78.7||65.9||7.6 increase|
|Osseo Senior High||2010||2014||2014 MN||5 Yr Increase/Decrease|
|English Learners||46.3||66.7||63.7||20.4 increase|
|Special Education||45.9||48.2||58.4||2.3 increase|
|Free/Reduced Lunch||61.0||83.4||65.9||22.4 increase|
|Park Center Senior High||2010||2014||2014 MN||5 Yr Increase/Decrease|
|English Learners||43.9||75.3||63.7||31.4 increase|
|Special Education||54.1||64.4||58.4||10.3 increase|
|Free/Reduced Lunch||63.1||83.5||65.9||20.4 increase|
*The Minnesota Department of Education website did not report data for American Indian students at the school level due to the small number of students in the subgroup.
--Published February 25, 2015