Southeast Polk Community School District’s High School graduation rate continues to grow and remains ahead of the curve.  The Southeast Polk Class of 2017 had a graduation rate of 98.28 percent. The Iowa Department of Education released a report on April 11 reporting a state-wide graduation rate of 91 percent for 2017.

High School Principal, Steve Pettit, shared, “We are extremely proud of our district’s graduation rate.  High School graduation is an achievement worthy of celebration, and our graduates should be proud of their effort.  We look forward to the positive impact our graduates will have in our community as they continue to pursue their passions.”

Iowa’s high school graduation rate continues to show long-term progress, although the state experienced a slight decrease in 2017, according to figures released today by the Iowa Department of Education.

“High school graduation is an essential step for every student because it opens the door to post-secondary education and training opportunities that lead to rewarding jobs,” Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise said.