Sparks High School graduation rate increased by 10 percent since 2012


Nevada has one of the lowest rates of graduation in the entire country, but Sparks High School now boasts a 10 percent increase in graduation in the last five years. Back in 2012, 64 percent of students at the school graduated, and this past year that number increased to 74 percent - and new campaign in the Washoe County School District called "90 by 20", aimed at increasing those rates, has contributed to that increase.

Designed by Washoe County Superintendent Traci Davis, the campaign sets out reach a 90 percent graduation rate by the year 2020. According to Davis, every school is analyzed through various factors and then assigned a plan based on those factors. She said that because each school is different, every plan will be different as well.

With a 10 percent increase in just five years, the school district has hopes to achieve its goal by 2020.

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