Everyone in our Kent School District community has reason to celebrate the students, families, staff, and our community who have played had a part in achieving our highest four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate in recent history! 84.0 percent of the class of 2019 cohort, students who entered high school in 2015, graduated within four years which is higher than Washington state’s 80.9 percent rate by 3.1 percentage points!
African American and Hispanic Students in our district continue to graduate at rates higher than ever. African American students in the class of 2019 graduated at a rate of 82.6 percent, which is higher than the state's African American rate of 73.6 percent. The 82.6 percent rate for KSD Class of 2019 African American students also surpasses the state’s rate of 80.9 percent for all students. KSD Class of 2019 Hispanic student’s graduation rate of 76.89 percent continues to rise and outpace the state’s Hispanic student rate of 75.7 percent.
"This rise reflects the exceptional work of our students and staff and the tremendous support of our families and community-based organizations," Superintendent Dr. Calvin J. Watts said. "And while these gains represent the whole student body, specific student groups are not achieving at the same rate and we still have much work to do to ensure we are successfully preparing all students for their futures."