By Neil Corbett, The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News
Graduation rates are climbing, and are well above the provincial average in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school district.
The six-year completion rate is 91.4 per cent locally compared with the provincial average of 84.8 per cent – which includes both public and independent schools.
The six-year rate takes in students who complete all their graduation requirements within six years from the time they enrol in Grade 8 – so it includes those who need an extra year or semester to complete high school.That was a total of 1,165 students in the local school district in the 2017-2018.
“They are phenomenal results,” said school board chair Korleen Carreras. “There’s a lot of great work going on in our district.”