graduation capData released by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) on February 27 showed that Osseo Area Schools is making progress in several areas used to measure improvement in high school graduation rates.

It’s important to note that MDE is using a new approach to calculate graduation rates as part of its implementation of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. Learn more about the new calculation.

District staff is continuing to analyze the data available from the state, and will dig deeper into individual student data to do detailed analysis for the purpose of identifying areas for course correction yet this year and planning for continuous improvement for subsequent school years.

Preliminary findings for Osseo Area Schools include:

  • The 4-year graduation rate rose from 82.2% in 2012 to 84.0% in 2017.
  • The 7-year graduation rate rose from 86.6% in 2012 to 92.1% in 2017.
  • The dropout rate for 2017 (4.3%) was lower than the state rate (4.7%).
  • All reported racial student groups increased 4-year graduation rates from 2012 to 2017.
  • For 2017, all reported racial student groups have 4-year graduation rates equal to or higher than state averages for those same student groups.
  • For 2017, the district’s 7-year graduation rate (92.1%) was higher than the state rate (87.0%).

Learn more about state and local graduation rate data.