January 27, 2017 12:30 p.m.
Oregon graduation rates were released by the Oregon Department of Education on Thursday yesterday, and the numbers show improvement for Roseburg.
Roseburg High School graduation rates remained steady at 76.85% in 2016. That is an increase over the 2015 rate of 76.59%.
While the gain itself may not seem dramatic, there were big improvements in many key areas.
There was a more than 16% improvement in students with disabilities graduating on time, and a more than 3% increase in economically disadvantaged students graduating.
The Roseburg graduation rate of over 76% is higher than the state average of 74.8%.
When the RHS rate is combined with the number of modified students, those who graduate in 5 years rather than 4, and those receiving GED diplomas, the rate jumped to above 84%.
The current dropout rate for Roseburg High School is 2.64%.
Principal Jill Weber says the graduation rates represent a cumulative accomplishment of more than 4 years of work by students and school staff. Weber says her staff will continue to strive toward continually improving graduation rates.