Md. High School Graduation Rate Remains ‘Consistently High’ For 2019

Frederick County’s rate is over 90%.



Baltimore, Md (KM) Maryland’s high school graduation rate remains  “consistently high,” according to the Maryland State Department of Education. MSDE says the four-year graduation rate was 87.9% for 2019, which is just under 87.1% rate fir 2018, and much improved over the 2010 rate of 82%.

The Department says the dropout rate remained steady at 8.4%, which is identical to the 2018.

The five-year graduation rate in 2019 was 88.9%, according to MSDE, which is identical to 2028.

“We continue to set high standards for obtaining a Maryland high School Diploma,” say Dr. . Karen Salmon, the State Superintendent of Schools, in a statement. “A high school diploma is the important first step to a successful journey toward post secondary education or employment.”

The Department says the graduation and dropout rates held steady from previous years, but some gaps still remain. However, students with disabilities and English language learners experienced improved, five-years graduation rates and decreased dropout rates since last year.

In Frederick County, MSDE says the graduation rate for 2019 was 91.95%, and the attendance rate was 95%.


By Kevin McManus