The public high school graduation rate for the school year has been released by the Kentucky Department of Education and the state saw a slight improvement from the previous year.
According to the report, the state improved by 1.3 percent from the previous year.
Graduation rate data is lagged by one year for accountability purposes, and the state has improved each year since 2007.
Administrators, teachers, students and parents in the Glasgow Independent School District have reason to smile.
According to the data, Glasgow saw an increase in its Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR) from the 2009-10 school year — an increase of 11.4 percent, and a 2011 final rating of 86.7 percent.
Glasgow females faired better than males in 2011, according to the report, which states that females scored a 96.7 percent while males tallied a score of 80.2 percent.
Glasgow Superintendent Sean Howard said the increase can be attributed to many factors.
“We’ve got some things in place that attribute to the increase,” he said. “I think smaller class sizes, more counseling and guidance, earlier identification of those kids that are possibly at risk, home visits … I think there is a consorted effort, as far as people at the high school and district level, in making some improvements and hopefully we are reaping some of the benefits.”
AFGRs for males and females improved, however, females have traditionally faired better.
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