Bloomington Public Schools Graduation Rates Rise

Published on Apr 25, 2023

Notable increases for most student groups 

Bloomington Public Schools’ four-year graduation rate increased from 76.4 percent in 2021 to 80.9 percent in 2022. The state’s four-year graduation rate rose slightly to 83.6 percent, a 0.2 percent increase. The seven-year graduation rate increased from 90.9 percent to 91.4 percent, higher than the statewide rate of 89.1 percent. 

The four-year graduation rates for most student groups increased from 2021 to 2022, including: 79.1 percent for African American/Black students, a 9.7 point increase; the graduation rates for Asian American students increased by 5.8 points to 86.4 percent; and for White students by 3.9 points to
88.2 percent. 

Four-year graduation rates for Hispanic students and Multilingual learners surpassed 2019 rates, with a 5.7 point increase to 69.1 percent for Hispanic students and a 5.9 point increase to 60.0 percent for Multilingual learners. Rates for students who receive free- or reduced-price lunch and students who receive special education services also increased.

Seven-year graduation rates for African American/Black, Asian, and students who identify with two or more races increased by 7.9, 8.9, and 23 points, respectively. The seven-year graduation rates for African American/Black and Asian students are the highest in six years, with 100 percent of Asian American students graduating high school within seven years.

*Note - seven-year graduation rate data in this report will differ slightly from the MDE Report Card due to a change in ethnicity codes used by MDE for students who identify as American Indian, two or more races, or Hispanic or Latino. Bloomington Public Schools will continue using current reporting codes at this time in order to maintain a consistent year-over-year comparison of graduation data.

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