• Graduation Rate Continues to Climb


    For the third straight year, more Modesto City Schools students are graduating and fewer are dropping out. The district’s graduation rate rose to 84.4%, a .2% increase over the prior year, equating to 90 more students earning their high school diploma. From 2011 to 2014, Modesto City Schools’ graduation rate increased 8.1%. Additionally, the district’s dropout rate fell to 9.1%, a 1.2% decrease from the prior year.

    “School employees deserve thanks and appreciation for setting high expectations for our students. Their hard work is making a difference. Students come to school each day in response to staff efforts to reach out and show they care,” said Superintendent Pam Able. “This year’s increase is a small step, but it is a step in the right direction. I look forward to the day each and every Modesto City Schools student earns their high school diploma.”