Baldwin County School District Sets Record High Graduation Rate for Fourth Straight Year
The Baldwin County School District (BCSD) announced today a 92.3% graduation rate for the 2017-2018 school year, setting another all-time record high for a fourth straight year in a row. The overall graduation rate has increased more that 25% over the past five years.
“I am thrilled that all of our hard work is paying off over the past several years,” said BCSD Superintendent Dr. Noris Price. “We have taken a truly comprehensive approach to ensure our students reach their ultimate goal of graduating from high school college and career ready. I am confident that the laser focus approach we have taken to improve student achievement and educational outcomes for all students is preparing our students for success for many years to come.”
Most notably, BCSD has spent the past year in partnership and collaborating with Ford Next Generation Learning, drafting a comprehensive strategic plan for the entire district. This plan includes innovative undertakings like creating a wall-to-wall college and career academy inside Baldwin High School. The intent behind such large-scale expansions of college and career academies focuses on teaching 21st-century skills that allow students to focus on their interests and the workforce needs in our community and our state.
“Each year, we continue to build on our successes,” Dr. Price said. “There is not a ‘silver bullet’ behind our success. We have taken the time to analyze what we can do to continue to improve and, thanks to the tireless dedication of our teachers, students, administrators, support staff and families, we have been able to graduate more and more students who are ready and equipped to be successful in life.”