As high schools celebrated graduation with ceremonies last week, the Halton District School Board (HDSB) proudly announced the graduation rate of Halton students continues to exceed that of the provincial average.
In 2016, 90.7 per cent of Halton District School Board students graduated within five years of starting Grade 9, exceeding the Ontario average of 86.5 per cent. This percentage reflects the commitment of students in Halton to persevere in their efforts to be successful.
The Board’s four-year graduation rate for students in 2016 (Grade 9 students enrolled in the 2012-13 school year) is 83.3 per cent compared to the Ontario average of 79.6 per cent.
“The progress represented in the graduation rate indicator, both provincially and locally, is reflective of the efforts and leadership of many people including our students, staff, and families,” said Julie Hunt Gibbons, Superintendent of Education (Secondary Programs) for the Halton District School Board. “We will continue to support all students through our various Student Success initiatives so our graduation rate continues to trend upward.”
“The Halton District School Board provides innovative Specialist High Skills Majors, dual credit options, apprenticeships and cooperative education opportunities that help students customize their high school experience,” adds Hunt Gibbons. These programs help students remain engaged in their learning by providing work-related experience and relevant job skills.”