4J Graduation Rate Reaches All-Time High
Grad rates rise districtwide and several achievement gaps narrow
More students in Eugene School District 4J graduated on time than in any previous year since the state began consistently recording the data, according to the Oregon Department of Education's official 2020 graduation rates released this month.
Eugene School District’s on-time high school graduation rate in 2020 was 81.7%—3.9 percentage points higher than the previous school year, ahead of the Lane County average of 78.8%, and coming within 1 percentage point of the statewide average of 82.6%, which also is a new high.
Some of the most significant increases in 4-year graduation rates were for traditionally underserved groups of students, including Black, Latino and Native American students, homeless students, and students navigating poverty. Despite these gains, opportunity and achievement gaps persist, as they do across Oregon and the United States.
Eugene School District 4J is focused on helping all students complete high school and prepare for college, careers and life. While there is still much work to be done to reach this goal, these successes are noteworthy. We’re proud of our 4J students and staff and their hard work to achieve these gains.