• Celebrating Five Consecutive Years of Increasing Graduation Rates


    Modesto City Schools is celebrating the fifth consecutive year of increasing graduation rates and decreasing dropout rates.

    Since 2010, the graduation rate increased 12%, bringing it up to 87%; higher than the county, state and nation. The District’s dropout rate decreased 12.9% during that same time, bringing it down to 7.4%; lower than the county, state and nation.

    “Despite all the changes in education over the last five years, our staff has done amazing work with our students and we are ecstatic with our graduation rates,” said Superintendent Pam Able. “While we are celebrating these results, we want ALL of our students to walk the stage and will continue to work towards that end.”

    Five of the seven comprehensive high schools reached a graduation rate above 90%:

    • Downey High School95.3%
    • Enochs High School92.5%
    • Gregori High School97.1%
    • Johansen High School90.9%
    • Modesto High School91.9%

    Since 2010, all subgroups show the following increases in graduation rates:

    • White+9.7%
    • Hispanic+13.5%
    • African American+9.7%
    • English Learners+15.7%
    • Socioeconomically Disadvantaged+13.9%
    • Special Education+4.4%

    Since 2010, all subgroups show the following decreases in dropout rates:

    • White-10.5%
    • Hispanic-15.0%
    • African American-9.2%
    • English Learner-17.9%
    • Socioeconomically Disadvantaged-14.7%
    • Special Education-8.0%