Chilliwack – In a Monday release from the Chilliwack Schhol District, they posted good news on the Student graduation rates in the Chilliwack School District.
They were up in 2017/18, based on a year-end report from the Ministry of Education.
Overall District graduation rates have increased 4% (from 78% to 82%) over the last six1 years and 13% over the last twenty-one years (from 69% to 82%).
Graduation rates for Aboriginal students have increased even more substantially, by 22% over the last six years and 24% over the last twenty-one.
The Chilliwack School District’s Aboriginal student six-year completion rates are 10% higher than the province wide average for the 2017/18 school year.
The District is located within S’olh Temexw, the traditional territory of the Stó:lō people and 2,144 of our 14,000 students identify as aboriginal.
The results include students receiving the provincial standard Dogwood Diploma (the B.C. Certificate of Graduation), which requires 80 credits in specific subject areas, and the Adult Dogwood Diploma granted to mature students in the Chilliwack School District.
The District boasted about this significant accomplishment and particularly the improvement for Aboriginal students whose results are now within 3% of all students after lagging by 21% only six years ago in 2012/2013.