Greater Essex County District School Board 451 Park Street West, Windsor ON N9A 6K1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2015
Contact: Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury
Phone: 519-255-3200 ext. 10224
- more GECDSB students graduating -
An emphasis on four post-secondary pathways is one reason that graduation rates are improving for Greater Essex County District students. According to data released last week by the Ontario Ministry of Education, the Board’s four year graduation rate for the cohort of students who entered Grade 9 in 2010-11 was 75%. The 5 year grad rate is 85%.
A total of 2434 GECDSB students received Ontario Secondary School Diplomas (OSSD) in 2014.
“We have increased opportunities for students to pursue career and educational pathways that meet their needs and desires,” says Superintendent of Education Dan Fister. “OYAP, co-op placements in the community and Specialist High Skills Major programs have really increased the practicality of high school for many students.”
Credit accumulation data for students currently in GECDSB high schools points to potentially greater improvement in grad rates over at least the next four years.
Among the OSSDs presented last year, 109 were to students whose education had been interrupted for various reasons. They were able to fulfill any outstanding requirements through the Board’s Re-engagement program, however those students are not accounted for in the recently released statistics.
For more information contact Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury @ 519-255-3200 ext. 10224 or 519-995-5797.