The Minnesota Department of Education has released the Minnesota Report Card with 2020 graduation rates for the State of Minnesota. Rochester Public Schools’ graduation rate is 85.6% this year, compared with the State average of 83.8%.
Rochester Public Schools (RPS) is celebrating several accomplishments with the release of the data. The four-year graduation rate for our three comprehensive high schools is 90.4%. The District has seen a gain in the subgroups of Hispanic/Latino, White, Two or More Races, and English Learners. The results are located below for your review.
Superintendent Muñoz attributed the growth in these subgroups to a focus on social emotional learning and equity. “We focus on developing relationships with students and identifying the individual needs of students,” said Superintendent Muñoz. “Last winter and spring was particularly difficult as we ended the school year in Distance Learning due to the pandemic. Through it all, our support staff, teachers, and administrators worked tirelessly to meet the needs of our students, and I am proud of the work they carried out in a new and unfamiliar environment.” Multi-tiered interventions, more social and emotional support, and an increased number of educational pathways for students are several additional factors attributing to RPS’s graduation rates.
|Category||4-Year Percent (RPS)||4-Year Percent (Minnesota)|
|Two or More Races||84.8||73.5|
|Special Education Students||63.9||65.0|
|Free Reduced Lunch Students||73.5||71.6|