Lebanon Reporter

Local News

March 15, 2013

LHS graduation rate of 95.4 sets a new record

Lebanon — Lebanon High School is reporting its highest graduate rate in school history for 2012 — 95.4 percent.

The rate is up from 92.8 percent in 2011, and up nearly 10 percent in five years.

Breaking the 95 percent mark puts LHS in the top 18 percent of high schools in the state, said LHS Principal Kevin O’Rourke.

“We are proud of the improvement that we have made with our graduation rate,” he said. “Our students, faculty, parents and administrators are to be commended for helping us surpass this benchmark.”

The Indiana Department of Education recently released these numbers.

The state has to collect graduation data, usually in October, and verify it before releasing final statistics.

The goal is, of course, to graduate 100 percent of LHS seniors, said Lebanon Superintendent Dr. Robert Taylor.

“But just to be above the 95 percent mark and to be added to this elite group of schools is quite an honor,” he said. “It demonstrates how we’re changing the education landscape at Lebanon Community School Corporation with a mission to send all of our students on to a post-secondary education experience.”

LHS has now graduated more than 90 percent of its seniors for four consecutive years.

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