The district reported that 2,506 students graduated on time in 2019, out of a cohort of 3,215 students. Last year, the district graduated 2,438 students on time out of a cohort of 3,050 students. In 2012, the APS graduation rate was 50.8 percent.
“While our rate declined slightly from our all-time high last year, we are encouraged that our efforts are continuing to yield results for kids and producing much stronger outcomes than just five years ago. There is no question, however, that there is much more work to be done to ensure that all students are on the path to graduation,” said Superintendent Meria Carstarphen in a written statement.