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Province releases high school completion rates

The Ministry of Education has released six-year high school completion rates for 2016 through to 2017.

The completion rate for Indigenous students increased 2 point one per cent province-wide to just about 66 per cent.

As for how the Nanaimo Ladysmith School District compares, the Indigenous student completion rate was 52 per cent, down from the previous year of 56 per cent.

On the Sunshine Coast that number is 79 per cent, down from 72 per cent the year before. however, the numbers of Indigenous students is small.

Completion rates overall in the province were 84 per cent, up slightly from the previous year.

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The completion rate overall for students in the Nanaimo Ladysmith District was 72 per cent.

On the Sunshine Coast the overall completion rate was 81 per cent, down from the previous year of 84 per cent.

The six-year completion rate calculates the number of students who graduated within six years from the time they enrolled in Grade 8.

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