MUHSD Graduation Rates Top 95%
Graduation file photo from ECHS 2020
Just prior to Winter Break, Merced Union High School District (MUHSD) received some great news. The California Department of Education released graduation rates for schools and school districts statewide for 2020, and MUHSD improved for the second year in a row. The district's graduation rate has reached 95.2%, a percentage point higher than last year despite the ongoing pandemic. Graduation rates for African American, Hispanic and Asian students also showed improvement since last year.
"It's great to see our numbers increase each year, not only as a district, but also for our diverse groups which all have specific needs," said MUHSD Superintendent Alan Peterson. "The fact that we are able to meet those needs is a testament to the amazing staff we have at MUHSD."
Almost every school site saw an increase in their graduation rates, with Livingston High topping out at 99%! The graduation rate for all of Merced County came in at 91.7% while the state average dipped slightly from last year to 87.6%.
"Following a year that saw a world-wide pandemic force school closures and take a toll on students and staff, it's nice to have some good news to share at the start of 2021," said Superintendent Peterson.