Washington County Public Schools graduation rate reaches all-time high
“Last year, Washington County Public Schools had a four-year cohort graduation rate of 93.1 percent, equating to 1,646 students, compared to 87.1 percent across Maryland. The number breaks 2017’s record-high of 92.2 percent.
Rick Akers (executive director for secondary education and student services) gave credit to teachers, who build relationships with struggling students, and expanded digital offerings over the summer, which can help students graduate.
Superintendent Boyd Michael said he hoped the district’s pre-kindergarten expansion could eventually help increase graduation rates, as well, by giving students a solid foundation for their education.”