by Ronan O’Doherty, Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News
Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows students are graduating at an impressively high rate.
School District 42 is seeing grad rates which exceed the provincial average, and reach the highest levels in close to a decade.
B.C. Ministry of Education data shows the percentage of resident students who have completed Grade 12 within six years of enrolling in Grade 8 reached 93.2 per cent in 2019-20. The rate is an increase over the 92.3 per cent seen the previous school year, and is higher than the provincial average of 89.6 per cent.
“The numbers show a steady improvement across all areas of SD42,” said Board Chair Korleen Carreras. “They are phenomenal results and highlight the great work that is going on in the district.”