FWCS Graduation Rate Tops 90% - April 16, 2014

Record Number: 10755
Displayed from: Apr 16, 2014 , until: Jun 16, 2014

The Fort Wayne Community Schools graduation rate topped 90 percent for the Class of 2013, an increase from last year and higher than the state average.

For the FWCS Class of 2013, the graduation rate was 90.7 percent, higher than the state average of 88.6 percent and an increase from the Class of 2012 when the FWCS graduation rate was 87.7 percent.

“We are proud of the work being done by our students and staff and the support we receive from parents, the Board of School Trustees and the community to make sure our students graduate,” Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson said. “We have been focused on making sure our students are challenged through rigorous classes and understand the relevance of what they are learning to life after graduation. This starts the moment they enter elementary school and continues through middle and high school. Along the way, our staff members work closely with students and their families, building relationships and providing support and additional learning opportunities as needed.”

Northrop, Snider and Wayne high schools each saw gains in their graduation rates, with Wayne posting a gain of nearly 10 percentage points. Snider had the highest graduation rate among public high schools in Allen County with a graduation rate of 96.2 percent.

“Our goal is to make sure every student is prepared for life after graduation, whether they are going to college, the military, directly into the workforce or another option,” Dr. Robinson said. “This increase in graduation rates shows that the reforms we have put into place , the training we have provided staff members and the partnerships we have developed with businesses and community organizations have made a difference in the lives of students.”

School 2013 Grad Rate
North Side 81.7%
Northrop 95.1%
Snider 96.2%
South Side 86.4%
Wayne 90%
FWCS 90.7%
State

88.6%


With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.