Provincial High School Completion Rates Continue To Improve

Victoria – High-school completion rates continue to improve for all B.C. students, as confirmed by the latest Ministry of Education data.

(Contact your local school district and/or school to learn more about this and other information about student learning.)

The six-year completion rates from 2016–17 throughout the province show that more students overall are completing high school, with the greatest increases for Indigenous students and students with special needs.

The completion rate for Indigenous students in 2016–17 increased 2.1% over 2015–16, to 65.9%. Over the last 10 years, the rate for Indigenous students has increased by 19%, up from 46.9% in 2007–08.

Students with special needs are completing high school at a rate of 69.4%, up 2.4% from the year before. These students have seen a 25.3% increase in completion rates over the last 10 years, up from 44.1% in 2007–08.

Overall completion rates increase steadily each year; 84% this year, up from 83.6% last year. The overall completion rate has increased 5.2% over the past 10 years, from 78.8% in 2007–08.

The six-year completion rate calculates the number of students who graduated within six years from the time they enrolled in Grade 8.

Updated information on high school completion rates can be found online: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/reporting/systemperformance/?sd=099&evidence=completion-rates

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