Posted: Jan 16, 2013 5:11 PM by Judy Slate
Updated: Jan 16, 2013 8:45 PM
Bozeman schools following the statewide trend with declining dropout rates and rising graduation rates.
The dropout rate last school year was 2.7% down from 4.1% the previous year. The graduation rate for the last school year was 89.6 percent, up nearly 5 points from the previous year.
Superintendent Rob Watson tell us there are many programs in place to keep kids on track toward graduation.
"We know that graduation is really important for all of our students because it's a stepping stone to success and life after high school whether they want to go on to a college or a career they first have to have a high school diploma first." says Superintendent Watson.
Watson also credits a community partnership called Gallatin Matters for the increase in graduation rates.