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Indiana graduation rate dips slightly, unevenly for Class of 2021

A girl in a blue cap and gown stands in a row of students wearing blue, gold and green graduation gowns and claps.

There were 67,514 students in the graduating class, who experienced COVID-related disruptions throughout their senior year.

Carson TerBush / Chalkbeat

Graduation rates for Indiana students dipped slightly to about 87% last year, according to state data released last week, falling most steeply among student groups with the lowest graduation rates. 

Graduation rates fell 3 percentage points among Black students, 2.6 points among Hispanic students, and 6 points among Native American students. They also fell by 4 points among English learners and students from low-income families.

Indiana had about 67,500 graduates in the Class of 2021, which experienced COVID-related disruptions throughout senior year. 

Those students represent 86.7% of their class, one point lower than that of the Class of 2020. 

The 2021 rate includes some students who received a waiver from the state’s graduation exam. Students qualify for a waiver if they meet certain other requirements, like showing workforce readiness.

In 2020, the state granted a blanket waiver to seniors — thus complicating any comparison between the past two years’ high school classes.

A higher percentage of students passed the exam to graduate last year than did in 2019. In that year, which required a graduation exam, 87.3% graduated. 

This year’s rates offer a look at the circumstances that students faced over a year of pandemic learning, said Jill Shedd, assistant dean for teacher education at the Indiana University College of Education.

While they can help gauge how the year went, they shouldn’t be taken as characteristic of the graduating class, she added, many of whom experienced challenges in accessing education. 

“I am not convinced that they are an accurate measure of our seniors’ potential, what they’re able to know,” Shedd said. “The fact that so many did graduate, and were extremely resilient doing as well as they did, speaks a lot about their capabilities and who they are as persons, which are important elements that are never going to be captured on pencil and paper.”

Graduation rates for 2021 varied among schools and student groups. One prevalent pattern was a jump in rates from 2019 to 2020, followed by a drop in 2021.

2021 Graduation Rates
District School 2020 2021 Change
Adams Central Community Schools Adams Central High School 100.00% 94.55% -5.45
North Adams Community Schools Bellmont Senior High School 94.12% 96.15% 2.03
South Adams Schools South Adams High School 92.13% 89.11% -3.02
MSD Southwest Allen County Schls Homestead Senior High School 96.28% 93.85% -2.43
Northwest Allen County Schools Carroll High School 97.91% 95.70% -2.21
Fort Wayne Community Schools North Side High School 88.27% 86.31% -1.96
Fort Wayne Community Schools R Nelson Snider High School 95.52% 94.57% -0.95
Fort Wayne Community Schools South Side High School 88.95% 81.68% -7.27
Fort Wayne Community Schools Wayne High School 95.74% 90.46% -5.28
Fort Wayne Community Schools Northrop High School 92.64% 88.42% -4.22
East Allen County Schools Leo Junior/Senior High School 92.21% 92.67% 0.46
East Allen County Schools Heritage Jr/Sr High School 86.18% 81.88% -4.3
East Allen County Schools Woodlan Jr/Sr High School 89.36% 89.26% -0.1
East Allen County Schools New Haven Jr/Sr High School 89.51% 85.60% -3.91
East Allen County Schools East Allen University 96.88% 100.00% 3.12
Bartholomew Con School Corp Columbus North High School 87.90% 84.09% -3.81
Bartholomew Con School Corp Columbus East High School 85.01% 85.86% 0.85
Flat Rock-Hawcreek School Corp Hauser Jr-Sr High School 91.23% 93.42% 2.19
Benton Community School Corp Benton Central Jr-Sr High School 84.85% 90.51% 5.66
Blackford County Schools Blackford Jr-Sr High School 92.31% 86.21% -6.1
Western Boone Co Com Sch Dist Western Boone Jr-Sr High School 95.20% 96.32% 1.12
Zionsville Community Schools Zionsville Community High School 96.91% 97.20% 0.29
Lebanon Community School Corp Lebanon Senior High School 93.78% 86.67% -7.11
Brown County School Corporation Brown County High School 82.29% 87.34% 5.05
Carroll Consolidated School Corp Carroll Senior High School 94.37% 94.81% 0.44
Delphi Community School Corp Delphi Community High School 84.54% 89.83% 5.29
Pioneer Regional School Corp Pioneer Jr-Sr High School 96.30% 100.00% 3.7
Lewis Cass Schools Lewis Cass High School 92.92% 96.26% 3.34
Logansport Community Sch Corp Logansport Community High School 81.59% 84.59% 3
Borden-Henryville School Corporation Henryville Jr & Sr High School 89.53% 87.78% -1.75
Borden-Henryville School Corporation William W Borden High School 88.68% 95.83% 7.15
Silver Creek School Corporation Silver Creek High School 96.12% 93.39% -2.73
Clarksville Community School Corp Clarksville Senior High School 90.91% 84.09% -6.82
Greater Clark County Schools New Washington Middle/High School 96.08% 97.73% 1.65
Greater Clark County Schools Charlestown Senior High School 97.55% 96.70% -0.85
Greater Clark County Schools Jeffersonville High School 97.08% 94.62% -2.46
Clay Community Schools Clay City Jr-Sr High School 90.48% 91.23% 0.75
Clay Community Schools Northview High School 72.69% 85.71% 13.02
Clinton Central School Corporation Clinton Central Junior-Senior HS 92.65% 90.00% -2.65
Clinton Prairie School Corporation Clinton Prairie Jr-Sr High School 91.57% 94.05% 2.48
Community Schools of Frankfort Frankfort High School 87.95% 86.86% -1.09
Rossville Con School District Rossville Middle/Senior High Sch 91.55% 92.86% 1.31
Crawford County Community Sch Corp Crawford County High School 84.44% 82.83% -1.61
Barr-Reeve Community Schools Inc Barr Reeve Middle/High School 100.00% 100.00% 0
North Daviess Com Schools North Daviess Jr-Sr High School 93.75% 98.61% 4.86
Washington Community Schools Washington High School 95.81% 89.07% -6.74
Sunman-Dearborn Com Sch Corp East Central High School 97.07% 96.50% -0.57
South Dearborn Community Sch Corp South Dearborn High School 89.95% 90.95% 1
Lawrenceburg Community School Corp Lawrenceburg High School 92.57% 94.08% 1.51
Decatur County Community Schools South Decatur Jr-Sr High School 97.50% 100.00% 2.5
Decatur County Community Schools North Decatur Jr-Sr High School 97.65% 95.65% -2
Greensburg Community Schools Greensburg Community High School 84.78% 92.57% 7.79
DeKalb Co Eastern Com Sch Dist Eastside Junior-Senior High School 88.35% 95.05% 6.7
Garrett-Keyser-Butler Com Sch Corp Garrett High School 95.15% 94.59% -0.56
DeKalb Co Ctl United Sch Dist DeKalb High School 90.75% 91.67% 0.92
Delaware Community School Corp Delta High School 94.71% 89.77% -4.94
Wes-Del Community Schools Wes-Del Middle/Senior High School 98.48% 100.00% 1.52
Liberty-Perry Community Sch Corp Wapahani High School 86.59% 93.98% 7.39
Cowan Community School Corp Cowan High School 90.57% 98.28% 7.71
Yorktown Community Schools Yorktown High School 97.16% 97.35% 0.19
Daleville Community Schools Daleville Jr-Sr High School 87.69% 96.97% 9.28
Muncie Community Schools Muncie Central High School 83.33% 81.97% -1.36
Muncie Community Schools Youth Opportunity Center 3.33% 4.76% 1.43
Northeast Dubois Co Sch Corp Northeast Dubois Jr/Sr High School 89.86% 88.57% -1.29
Southeast Dubois Co Sch Corp Forest Park Jr-Sr High School 95.88% 93.98% -1.9
Southwest Dubois Co Sch Corp Southridge High School 95.73% 84.30% -11.43
Greater Jasper Consolidated Schs Jasper High School 95.08% 92.50% -2.58
Fairfield Community Schools Fairfield Jr-Sr High School 97.50% 94.17% -3.33
Baugo Community Schools Jimtown High School 92.07% 84.46% -7.61
Concord Community Schools Concord Community High School 87.64% 87.01% -0.63
Middlebury Community Schools Northridge High School 92.94% 93.37% 0.43
Wa-Nee Community Schools North Wood High School 91.67% 92.12% 0.45
Elkhart Community Schools Elkhart Memorial High School 94.87% 73.33% -21.54
Elkhart Community Schools Elkhart High School 88.27% 88.27
Goshen Community Schools Goshen High School 90.74% 87.28% -3.46
Fayette County School Corporation Connersville Sr High School 88.76% 90.18% 1.42
New Albany-Floyd Co Con Sch New Albany Senior High School 88.64% 90.31% 1.67
New Albany-Floyd Co Con Sch Floyd Central High School 95.25% 94.85% -0.4
Attica Consolidated School Corp Attica High School 100.00% 97.50% -2.5
Covington Community School Corp Covington Community High School 96.92% 98.28% 1.36
Southeast Fountain School Corp Fountain Central High School 81.82% 93.62% 11.8
Franklin County Community Sch Corp Franklin County High 88.59% 88.59% 0
Rochester Community School Corp Rochester Community High School 92.96% 93.28% 0.32
Caston School Corporation Caston Jr-Sr High School 91.07% 93.48% 2.41
East Gibson School Corporation Waldo J Wood Memorial High 85.71% 86.30% 0.59
North Gibson School Corporation Princeton Community High School 76.92% 84.00% 7.08
South Gibson School Corporation Gibson Southern High School 93.88% 90.91% -2.97
Eastbrook Community Sch Corp Eastbrook High School 97.48% 96.04% -1.44
Madison-Grant United School Corp Madison-Grant Jr./Sr. High School 98.82% 97.89% -0.93
Mississinewa Community School Corp Mississinewa High School 95.05% 94.76% -0.29
Marion Community Schools Marion High School 87.72% 83.56% -4.16
Bloomfield School District Bloomfield High School 92.45% 93.10% 0.65
Eastern Greene Schools Eastern Greene High School 83.54% 75.00% -8.54
Linton-Stockton School Corporation Linton-Stockton High School 89.77% 84.91% -4.86
MSD Shakamak Schools Shakamak Jr-Sr High School 84.85% 96.83% 11.98
White River Valley School District White River Valley High School 91.55% 84.75% -6.8
Hamilton Southeastern Schools Fishers High School 98.24% 97.81% -0.43
Hamilton Southeastern Schools Hamilton Southeastern HS 97.04% 96.94% -0.1
Hamilton Heights School Corp Hamilton Heights High School 91.62% 96.24% 4.62
Westfield-Washington Schools Westfield High School 98.23% 96.28% -1.95
Sheridan Community Schools Sheridan High School 95.45% 89.74% -5.71
Carmel Clay Schools Carmel High School 95.17% 96.98% 1.81
Noblesville Schools Noblesville High School 96.89% 98.31% 1.42
Southern Hancock Co Com Sch Corp New Palestine High School 94.44% 95.85% 1.41
Greenfield-Central Com Schools Greenfield-Central High School 94.56% 91.67% -2.89
Mt Vernon Community School Corp Mt Vernon High School 97.78% 95.44% -2.34
Eastern Hancock Co Com Sch Corp Eastern Hancock High School 99.07% 91.58% -7.49
Lanesville Community School Corp Lanesville Jr-Sr HS 93.15% 98.15% 5
North Harrison Com School Corp North Harrison High School 99.24% 97.02% -2.22
South Harrison Com Schools Corydon Central High School 94.54% 92.12% -2.42
South Harrison Com Schools South Central Jr & Sr High School 96.77% 95.74% -1.03
North West Hendricks Schools Tri-West Senior High School 97.10% 90.34% -6.76
Brownsburg Community School Corp Brownsburg High School 98.79% 97.91% -0.88
Avon Community School Corp Avon High School 97.84% 97.32% -0.52
Danville Community School Corp Danville Community High School 93.15% 90.00% -3.15
Plainfield Community School Corp Plainfield High School 93.66% 93.38% -0.28
Mill Creek Community Sch Corp Cascade Senior High School 94.17% 99.11% 4.94
Blue River Valley Schools Blue River Valley Jr-Sr High Sch 97.30% 87.50% -9.8
South Henry School Corp Tri Junior-Senior High School 90.63% 89.55% -1.08
Shenandoah School Corporation Shenandoah High School 94.68% 93.48% -1.2
New Castle Community School Corp New Castle High School 87.97% 92.02% 4.05
C A Beard Memorial School Corp Knightstown High School 91.86% 87.76% -4.1
Taylor Community School Corp Taylor High School 86.41% 81.82% -4.59
Northwestern School Corp Northwestern Senior High School 97.99% 99.21% 1.22
Eastern Howard School Corporation Eastern High School 95.65% 95.45% -0.2
Western School Corporation Western High School 95.31% 90.00% -5.31
Kokomo School Corporation Kokomo High School 95.45% 95.38% -0.07
Huntington Co Com Sch Corp Huntington North High School 90.55% 86.94% -3.61
Medora Community School Corp Medora Jr & Sr High School 90.91%
Seymour Community Schools Seymour Senior High School 91.56% 74.62% -16.94
Brownstown Cnt Com Sch Corp Brownstown Central High School 88.31% 89.74% 1.43
Crothersville Community Schools Crothersville Jr-Sr High School 92.86% 87.88% -4.98
Kankakee Valley School Corp Kankakee Valley High School 94.92% 92.34% -2.58
Rensselaer Central School Corp Rensselaer Central High School 92.37% 88.60% -3.77
Jay School Corporation Jay County Jr/Sr High School 83.33% 84.29% 0.96
Madison Consolidated Schools Madison Consolidated High School 88.50% 88.40% -0.1
Madison Consolidated Schools E.O. Muncie Jr/Sr High School 31.82% 31.82
Southwestern-Jefferson Co Con Southwestern High School 94.94% 93.02% -1.92
Jennings County School Corporation Jennings County High School 90.44% 80.32% -10.12
Clark-Pleasant Community Sch Corp Whiteland Community High School 91.72% 92.11% 0.39
Center Grove Community School Corp Center Grove High School 96.42% 95.63% -0.79
Edinburgh Community School Corp Edinburgh Community High School 93.55% 90.38% -3.17
Franklin Community School Corp Franklin Community High School 91.29% 90.62% -0.67
Greenwood Community Sch Corp Greenwood Community High Sch 92.39% 88.62% -3.77
Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson United Indian Creek Sr High School 92.16% 96.40% 4.24
North Knox School Corp North Knox Jr-Sr High School 93.10% 93.10% 0
South Knox School Corp South Knox Middle-High School 100.00% 94.12% -5.88
Vincennes Community School Corp Lincoln High School 84.91% 83.33% -1.58
Vincennes Community School Corp Washington Learning Academy 70.97% 70.97
Wawasee Community School Corp Wawasee High School 89.95% 91.62% 1.67
Warsaw Community Schools Warsaw Community High School 91.94% 90.40% -1.54
Tippecanoe Valley School Corp Tippecanoe Valley High School 95.69% 91.79% -3.9
Whitko Community School Corp Whitko Jr/Sr High School 87.50% 90.82% 3.32
Prairie Heights Community Sch Corp Prairie Heights Sr High School 90.83% 93.62% 2.79
Westview School Corporation Westview Jr-Sr High School 91.67% 95.51% 3.84
Lakeland School Corporation Lakeland Jr/Sr High School 88.73% 82.03% -6.7
Hanover Community School Corp Hanover Central High School 97.50% 95.48% -2.02
River Forest Community Sch Corp River Forest High School 89.81% 76.19% -13.62
Merrillville Community School Corp Merrillville High School 91.78% 89.66% -2.12
Lake Central School Corporation Lake Central High School 92.91% 95.94% 3.03
Tri-Creek School Corporation Lowell Senior High School 96.55% 93.43% -3.12
Lake Ridge New Tech Schools Calumet New Tech High School 98.10% 98.64% 0.54
Crown Point Community School Corp Crown Point High School 98.56% 98.58% 0.02
School City of East Chicago East Chicago Central High School 72.82% 64.10% -8.72
Lake Station Community Schools Thomas A Edison Jr-Sr HS 87.00% 82.47% -4.53
Gary Community School Corp West Side Leadership Academy 64.71% 66.67% 1.96
Griffith Public Schools Griffth Jr/Sr High School 76.92% 71.59% -5.33
School City of Hammond George Rogers Clark Md/HS 84.95% 74.75% -10.2
School City of Hammond Donald E Gavit Middle/High School 87.39% 76.85% -10.54
School City of Hammond Hammond Central High School 75.00% 63.76% -11.24
School City of Hammond Morton Senior High School 81.40% 70.48% -10.92
School Town of Highland Highland High School 93.48% 92.03% -1.45
School City of Hobart Hobart High School 92.45% 91.35% -1.1
School Town of Munster Munster High School 94.34% 95.49% 1.15
School City of Whiting Whiting High School 94.50% 94.29% -0.21
New Prairie United School Corp New Prairie High School 97.55% 97.74% 0.19
MSD of New Durham Township Westville High School 91.67% 91.18% -0.49
Tri-Township Cons School Corp LaCrosse School 95.12% 91.30% -3.82
Michigan City Area Schools Michigan City High School 91.18% 81.01% -10.17
South Central Com School Corp South Central Jr-Sr High School 97.30% 92.50% -4.8
LaPorte Community School Corp LaPorte High School 89.21% 80.84% -8.37
North Lawrence Com Schools Bedford-North Lawrence High School 89.57% 86.42% -3.15
Mitchell Community Schools Mitchell High School 75.76% 90.91% 15.15
Frankton-Lapel Community Schools Frankton Jr-Sr High School 93.33% 97.32% 3.99
Frankton-Lapel Community Schools Lapel Sr High School 100.00% 93.46% -6.54
South Madison Com Sch Corp Pendleton Heights High School 96.32% 93.48% -2.84
Alexandria Community School Corp Alexandria-Monroe High School 89.92% 76.09% -13.83
Anderson Community School Corp Anderson High School 87.39% 78.23% -9.16
Elwood Community School Corp Elwood Jr-Sr High School 97.06% 85.26% -11.8
MSD Decatur Township Decatur Central High School 88.21% 89.79% 1.58
Franklin Township Com Sch Corp Franklin Central High School 95.17% 95.66% 0.49
MSD Lawrence Township Lawrence Central High School 92.11% 92.83% 0.72
MSD Lawrence Township Lawrence North High School 93.42% 94.09% 0.67
Perry Township Schools Perry Meridian High School 89.98% 94.94% 4.96
Perry Township Schools Southport High School 84.99% 85.28% 0.29
MSD Pike Township Pike High School 90.58% 89.67% -0.91
MSD Warren Township Warren Central High School 86.54% 81.71% -4.83
MSD Washington Township North Central High School 90.54% 91.70% 1.16
MSD Wayne Township Ben Davis High School 86.97% 87.15% 0.18
MSD Wayne Township Achieve Virtual Education Academy 36.92% 42.50% 5.58
MSD Wayne Township Ben Davis University High School 100.00% 100.00% 0
Beech Grove City Schools Beech Grove Sr High School 88.63% 78.46% -10.17
Indianapolis Public Schools Impact Academy 1 2.63% 0.00% -2.63
Indianapolis Public Schools Arsenal Technical High School 69.31% 69.97% 0.66
Indianapolis Public Schools Crispus Attucks High School 85.58% 85.20% -0.38
Indianapolis Public Schools Emmerich Manual High School 76.00% 76
Indianapolis Public Schools Shortridge High School 87.37% 82.82% -4.55
Indianapolis Public Schools George Washington High School 63.28% 72.41% 9.13
School Town of Speedway Speedway Senior High School 96.72% 99.18% 2.46
Culver Community Schools Corp Culver Community Middle/High Sch 91.38% 81.63% -9.75
Argos Community Schools Argos Comm Jr-Sr High School 87.50% 89.80% 2.3
Bremen Public Schools Bremen Senior High School 94.12% 92.17% -1.95
Plymouth Community School Corp Plymouth High School 88.08% 91.45% 3.37
Triton School Corporation Triton Jr-Sr High School 86.27% 86.89% 0.62
Shoals Community School Corp Shoals Community High School 93.88% 88.68% -5.2
Loogootee Community Sch Corp Loogootee High School 89.86% 88.41% -1.45
Maconaquah School Corp Maconaquah High School 92.14% 87.50% -4.64
North Miami Community Schools North Miami Middle/High School 96.05% 86.89% -9.16
Oak Hill United School Corp Oak Hill High School 96.92% 98.40% 1.48
Peru Community Schools Peru High School 89.93% 91.10% 1.17
Richland-Bean Blossom C S C Edgewood High School 90.91% 88.89% -2.02
Monroe County Community Sch Corp Bloomington High School South 97.21% 92.06% -5.15
Monroe County Community Sch Corp Bloomington High School North 90.10% 95.21% 5.11
Monroe County Community Sch Corp The Acad of Sci & Entrepreneurship 100.00% 88.89% -11.11
Monroe County Community Sch Corp Bloomington Graduation School 56.76% 58.82% 2.06
North Montgomery Com Sch Corp North Montgomery High School 92.36% 93.10% 0.74
South Montgomery Com Sch Corp Southmont Sr High School 88.36% 95.80% 7.44
Crawfordsville Community Schools Crawfordsville Sr High School 85.96% 82.66% -3.3
Monroe-Gregg School District Monrovia High School 90.54% 86.76% -3.78
Eminence Community School Corp Eminence Jr-Sr High School 87.10% 97.06% 9.96
MSD Martinsville Schools Martinsville High School 84.86% 87.90% 3.04
Mooresville Con School Corp Mooresville High School 95.77% 95.99% 0.22
North Newton School Corp North Newton Jr-Sr High School 83.72% 89.53% 5.81
South Newton School Corp South Newton Senior High School 91.07% 90.16% -0.91
Central Noble Com School Corp Central Noble Junior Senior HS 88.50% 90.48% 1.98
East Noble School Corporation East Noble High School 92.54% 92.00% -0.54
West Noble School Corporation West Noble High School 89.63% 86.18% -3.45
Rising Sun-Ohio Co Com Rising Sun High School 88.89% 95.89% 7
Orleans Community Schools Orleans Jr-Sr High School 96.23% 94.64% -1.59
Paoli Community School Corp Paoli Jr & Sr High School 89.60% 80.46% -9.14
Springs Valley Com School Corp Springs Valley Comm High School 97.10% 98.33% 1.23
Spencer-Owen Community Schools Owen Valley Community High School 87.57% 79.17% -8.4
Southwest Parke Com Sch Corp Riverton Parke Jr-Sr High School 83.10% 79.22% -3.88
Perry Central Com Schools Corp Perry Central Jr-Sr High School 93.90% 92.39% -1.51
Cannelton City Schools Cannelton Elementary & High School 83.33% 86.11% 2.78
Tell City-Troy Twp School Corp Tell City Jr-Sr High School 92.05% 92.05% 0
North Central Parke Comm Schl Corp Parke Heritage High School 88.57% 90.11% 1.54
Pike County School Corp Pike Central High School 90.32% 87.50% -2.82
MSD Boone Township Hebron High School 100.00% 97.62% -2.38
Duneland School Corporation Chesterton Senior High School 92.73% 93.51% 0.78
East Porter County School Corp Morgan Township Middle/High School 100.00% 96.49% -3.51
East Porter County School Corp Kouts Middle/High School 98.46% 96.55% -1.91
East Porter County School Corp Washington Twp Middle/High School 96.61% 95.65% -0.96
Porter Township School Corp Boone Grove High School 94.16% 95.90% 1.74
Union Township School Corp Wheeler High School 96.12% 97.58% 1.46
Portage Township Schools Portage High School 93.29% 92.95% -0.34
Valparaiso Community Schools Valparaiso High School 92.88% 95.26% 2.38
MSD Mount Vernon Mount Vernon High School 88.82% 88.64% -0.18
MSD North Posey Co Schools North Posey High School 90.83% 97.70% 6.87
Eastern Pulaski Community Sch Corp Winamac Community High School 89.80% 98.48% 8.68
West Central School Corp West Central Senior High School 88.33% 96.92% 8.59
South Putnam Community Schools South Putnam High School 97.96% 97.89% -0.07
North Putnam Community Schools North Putnam Sr High School 93.75% 97.83% 4.08
Cloverdale Community Schools Cloverdale High School 96.67% 90.24% -6.43
Greencastle Community School Corp Greencastle High School 92.97% 90.65% -2.32
Union School Corporation Union Junior & High School 77.27% 100.00% 22.73
Union School Corporation Indiana Digital JR and High School 90.91% 94.57% 3.66
Union School Corporation Indiana Digital Alternative School 31.96% 52.63% 20.67
Randolph Southern School Corp Randolph Southern Jr-Sr High Sch 97.56% 100.00% 2.44
Monroe Central School Corp Monroe Central Jr-Sr High School 98.82% 90.54% -8.28
Randolph Central School Corp Winchester Community High School 94.59% 83.33% -11.26
Randolph Eastern School Corp Union City Community Jr/Sr High 90.32% 95.59% 5.27
South Ripley Com Sch Corp South Ripley High School 94.68% 92.31% -2.37
Batesville Community School Corp Batesville High School 97.56% 96.45% -1.11
Jac-Cen-Del Community Sch Corp Jac-Cen-Del MS/HS 97.33% 100.00% 2.67
Milan Community Schools Milan High School 94.95% 94.51% -0.44
Rush County Schools Rushville Consolidated High School 92.94% 92.74% -0.2
John Glenn School Corporation John Glenn High School 95.80% 95.03% -0.77
Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp Penn High School 97.10% 97.32% 0.22
School City of Mishawaka Mishawaka High School 93.77% 81.74% -12.03
South Bend Community School Corp South Bend Virtual School 56.25% 56.25
South Bend Community School Corp Clay High School 78.06% 69.78% -8.28
South Bend Community School Corp Adams High School 91.12% 90.18% -0.94
South Bend Community School Corp Riley High School 82.01% 83.62% 1.61
South Bend Community School Corp Washington High School 82.02% 61.25% -20.77
South Bend Community School Corp Rise Up Academy at Eggleston 30.69% 20.26% -10.43
Union-North United School Corp LaVille Jr-Sr High School 86.79% 77.38% -9.41
Scott County School District 1 Austin High School 84.69% 90.22% 5.53
Scott County School District 2 Scottsburg Senior High School 85.56% 84.98% -0.58
Shelby Eastern Schools Morristown Jr-Sr High School 93.18% 94.44% 1.26
Shelby Eastern Schools Waldron Jr-Sr High School 80.00% 93.88% 13.88
Northwestern Con School Corp Triton Central High School 93.46% 90.98% -2.48
Southwestern Con Sch Shelby Co Southwestern High School 96.15% 95.56% -0.59
Shelbyville Central Schools Shelbyville Sr High School 92.19% 95.20% 3.01
North Spencer County Sch Corp Heritage Hills High School 94.37% 92.86% -1.51
South Spencer County Sch Corp South Spencer High School 93.62% 94.95% 1.33
Oregon-Davis School Corp Oregon-Davis Jr-Sr High School 79.49% 82.35% 2.86
North Judson-San Pierre Sch Corp N Judson-San Pierre Jr Sr High Sch 88.42% 85.90% -2.52
Knox Community School Corp Knox Community High School 92.65% 92.47% -0.18
Fremont Community Schools Fremont High School 90.28% 95.38% 5.1
Hamilton Community Schools Hamilton Community High School 84.62% 92.31% 7.69
MSD Steuben County Angola High School 85.90% 83.25% -2.65
Northeast School Corp North Central Jr/Sr High School 85.71% 96.10% 10.39
Southwest School Corporation Sullivan High School 97.06% 92.86% -4.2
Switzerland County School Corp Switzerland Co Senior High School 91.40% 92.22% 0.82
Lafayette School Corporation Oakland High School 56.25% 0.00% -56.25
Lafayette School Corporation Jefferson High School 79.28% 53.00% -26.28
Tippecanoe School Corp McCutcheon High School 92.50% 93.30% 0.8
Tippecanoe School Corp William Henry Harrison High School 95.44% 90.66% -4.78
West Lafayette Com School Corp West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School 93.96% 92.13% -1.83
Tri-Central Community Schools Tri Central Middle-High School 92.00% 98.21% 6.21
Tipton Community School Corp Tipton High School 88.98% 89.55% 0.57
Union Co/Clg Corner Joint Sch Dist Union County High School 95.65% 94.64% -1.01
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp Benjamin Bosse High School 91.77% 90.58% -1.19
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp Central High School 94.86% 95.65% 0.79
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp Francis Joseph Reitz High School 95.95% 97.88% 1.93
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp North High School 95.13% 95.40% 0.27
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp Academy for Innovative Studies 21.43% 18.75% -2.68
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp Harwood Career Prep High School 60.34% 25.11% -35.23
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp William Henry Harrison High School 93.36% 94.47% 1.11
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp New Tech Institute 97.01% 98.39% 1.38
North Vermillion Com Sch Corp North Vermillion High School 96.88% 88.06% -8.82
South Vermillion Com Sch Corp South Vermillion High School 86.33% 90.97% 4.64
Vigo County School Corp Terre Haute North Vigo High School 84.65% 75.62% -9.03
Vigo County School Corp West Vigo High School 96.32% 90.13% -6.19
Vigo County School Corp Terre Haute South Vigo High School 87.27% 81.44% -5.83
Vigo County School Corp Vigo Virtual School Academy 54.55% 19.35% -35.2
Vigo County School Corp Booker T Washington Alt Sch 59.09% 41.94% -17.15
Manchester Community Schools Manchester Jr-Sr High School 94.35% 93.69% -0.66
MSD Wabash County Schools Northfield Jr-Sr High School 94.55% 95.65% 1.1
MSD Wabash County Schools Southwood Jr-Sr High School 98.63% 94.44% -4.19
MSD Wabash County Schools White's Jr-Sr High School 55.76% 52.56% -3.2
Wabash City Schools Wabash High School 91.75% 91.53% -0.22
MSD Warren County Seeger Memorial Jr-Sr High School 97.75% 100.00% 2.25
Warrick County School Corp Tecumseh High School 100.00% 96.15% -3.85
Warrick County School Corp Boonville High School 87.71% 88.62% 0.91
Warrick County School Corp Castle High School 92.79% 91.07% -1.72
Salem Community Schools Salem High School 96.99% 85.00% -11.99
East Washington School Corp Eastern High School 81.08% 83.00% 1.92
West Washington School Corp West Washington Jr-Sr High School 94.29% 93.02% -1.27
Nettle Creek School Corporation Hagerstown Jr-Sr High School 95.45% 98.72% 3.27
Western Wayne Schools Lincoln Sr High School 94.12% 85.94% -8.18
Centerville-Abington Com Schs Centerville Sr High School 91.67% 90.00% -1.67
Northeastern Wayne Schools Northeastern High School 97.56% 98.91% 1.35
Richmond Community Schools Richmond High School 94.49% 93.70% -0.79
Richmond Community Schools Community Youth Services 25.00% 25
Southern Wells Com Schools Southern Wells Jr-Sr High School 96.15% 95.71% -0.44
Northern Wells Community Schools Norwell High School 94.20% 94.01% -0.19
MSD Bluffton-Harrison Bluffton High School 98.10% 99.14% 1.04
North White School Corp North White High School 90.00% 96.08% 6.08
Frontier School Corporation Frontier Jr-Sr High School 89.09% 87.76% -1.33
Tri-County School Corporation Tri-County Jr/Sr High School 98.08% 96.08% -2
Twin Lakes School Corp Twin Lakes Senior High School 89.05% 89.56% 0.51
Smith-Green Community Schools Churubusco Jr-Sr High School 97.83% 91.40% -6.43
Whitley County Con Schools Columbia City High School 94.16% 87.36% -6.8
Dynamic Minds Academy Dynamic Minds Academy 0.00%
Purdue Polytechnic High School Ind Purdue Polytechnic High School Ind 72.66%
Indiana Connections Career Academy Indiana Connections Career Academy 63.39% 72.09% 8.7
Excel Center - Clarksville Excel Center - Clarksville 21.35% 12.50% -8.85
Excel Center - Hammond Excel Center - Hammond 5.77% 3.57% -2.2
Gary Middle College West Gary Middle College West 25.58% 11.63% -13.95
Insight School of Indiana Insight School of Indiana 37.17% 28.31% -8.86
Riverside High School Riverside High School 81.67%
Excel Center - Muncie Excel Center - Muncie 10.00% 3.45% -6.55
Excel Center - Gary Excel Center - Gary 4.35% 21.21% 16.86
Excel Center - Richmond Excel Center - Richmond 17.39% 6.56% -10.83
Signature School Inc Signature School Inc 100.00% 100.00% 0
Community Montessori Inc Community Montessori 93.75% 90.00% -3.75
Options Charter Schools Options Westfield 43.02% 68.18% 25.16
Options Charter Schools Options Noblesville 45.45% 49.09% 3.64
Options Charter Schools Options Indiana 9.26% 9.26
Irvington Community School Irvington Community School 72.00% 62.50% -9.5
Excel Center - Lafayette Square Excel Center - Lafayette Square 17.19% 5.13% -12.06
Excel Center - Lafayette Excel Center - Lafayette 34.39% 33.78% -0.61
Excel Center - Kokomo Excel Center - Kokomo 23.71% 26.79% 3.08
Christel House Academy South Christel House Academy South 87.88% 88.24% 0.36
Christel House DORS Christel House DORS 32.93% 19.51% -13.42
Charles A Tindley Accelerated Sch Charles A Tindley Accelerated Sch 97.50% 79.59% -17.91
Thea Bowman Leadership Academy Thea Bowman Leadership Academy 79.82% 65.79% -14.03
Indiana Agriculture and Technology Indiana Agriculture and Technology 53.66% 47.06% -6.6
Gary Lighthouse Charter School Gary Lighthouse Charter School 85.22% 65.89% -19.33
21st Century Charter Sch of Gary 21st Century Charter Sch of Gary 94.44% 90.00% -4.44
Victory College Prep Academy Victory College Prep Academy 95.45% 92.16% -3.29
Burris Laboratory School Burris Laboratory School 96.30% 88.52% -7.78
Indiana Academy for Sci Math Hmn Indiana Academy for Sci Math Hmn 98.48% 98.80% 0.32
Herron Charter Herron High School 98.10% 94.02% -4.08
Indianapolis Metropolitan High Sch Indianapolis Metropolitan High Sch 60.53% 41.67% -18.86
Hammond Academy of Science & Tech Hammond Academy of Science & Tech 97.18% 93.65% -3.53
Neighbors' New Vistas High School Neighbors' New Vistas High School 33.78% 37.68% 3.9
Excel Center - Anderson Excel Center - Anderson 24.73% 20.93% -3.8
Anderson Preparatory Academy Anderson Preparatory Academy 90.16% 82.76% -7.4
Excel Center - University Heights Excel Center - University Heights 6.45% 0.00% -6.45
Excel Center - Noblesville Excel Center - Noblesville 45.16% 27.42% -17.74
Rock Creek Community Academy Rock Creek Community Academy 100.00% 88.57% -11.43
Career Academy High School Career Academy High School 95.83% 88.68% -7.15
Gary Middle College Gary Middle College 13.21% 9.38% -3.83
IN Math & Science Academy - North IN Math & Science Academy - North 76.09% 62.79% -13.3
Excel Center - South Bend Excel Center - South Bend 3.57% 8.57% 5
Indiana Connections Academy Indiana Connections Academy 63.93% 65.93% 2
Excel Center for Adult Learners Excel Center For Adult Learners 11.85% 8.97% -2.88
Damar Charter Academy Damar Charter Academy 6.45% 7.32% 0.87
Dugger Union Community School Corp Dugger Union Community School Corp 88.10% 89.74% 1.64
Steel City Academy Steel City Academy 80.00% 54.05% -25.95
Seven Oaks Classical School Seven Oaks Classical School 66.67%
Excel Center - Shelbyville Excel Center - Shelbyville 29.09% 26.79% -2.3
* Schools with fewer than 10 students are suppressed.

Graduation rates for Indiana’s Black students dropped by nearly three percentage points to 77%, one point below its pre-pandemic rate of 78% in 2019. 

Rates for American Indian students were also 77%. 

For multiracial students, graduation rates were 82.5%, and for Hispanic students, 82.7%. Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander students had a graduation rate of 86.3%. White students graduated at a rate of 89% and Asian students 93.7%. 

Students classified as English language learners as well as those who receive subsidized meals graduated at a rate of 82.8%.

Students in special education had a graduation rate of 74.5%. 

The charter school graduation rate — which includes charter high schools, charter schools for adults, alternative high schools, and online high schools — has risen 4 points each year since 2019. But at 48.2%, it remains behind the traditional public corporation graduation rate of 89%.

The percentage of students earning an honors diploma — a designation for students who have completed college or career readiness courses — has held steady for the last three years at around 40%. 

Shedd said that while the return to in-person learning appears to have resolved some pandemic-related issues like a lack of internet access at home, it has made clear that others remain, and likely will have an impact on graduation rates going forward.  

Some families have yet to recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic, and some students are struggling to adjust to physical classrooms, or have fallen behind academically. 

While they’re likely to make progress through in-person learning, they may not grow doubly to account for the last year, she said. 

“Our expectations were high – that getting students back will be better,” Shedd said. “It’s clear that face-to-face instruction is important for academics and social emotional learning, but there are still issues that are before us.”

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