North Dakota State Department of Education Focuses on Native American Graduation Rate Issue

Friday, October 13th, 2017

While the overall high school graduation rate in North Dakota remains high, Native American students continue to lag behind.

The total graduation rate in 2015-16 — the most recent year data is available — was about 87 percent. For Native American students, however, that number is significantly lower. The graduation rate for that demographic group was roughly 65 percent in 2015-16.

On Wednesday, the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction held a Dropout Prevention and Re-engagement Summit, a pre-summit for the Fall Educators Conference held this week in Bismarck.