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Baltimore County Public Schools' graduation rate improves for Class of 2020

Graduation ceremony canceled after 'Columbine' threat
Posted at 2:57 PM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 14:58:01-05

TOWSON, Md. — The four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate for Baltimore County Public Schools has improved from 87.6 percent for the Class of 2019 to 88.5 percent for the Class of 2020, according to data released by the Maryland State Department of Education.

The BCPS four-year cohort dropout rate also decreased from 8.8 percent in 2019 to 8.3 percent in 2020.

At the state level, dropout rates decreased from 8.42 percent in 2019 to 8.25 percent in 2020.

“I celebrate every one of our schools – from the earliest grades up through high school – for their dedicated efforts to increase our graduation rate. I also congratulate the historic Class of 2020 for their hard work to achieve this important milestone during a pandemic," said BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams.