Langley graduation rates at all-time high

District superintendent dissatisfied with anything less than 100 per cent completion

Students in Langley are graduating at the highest rate ever seen.

Last year, 87 per cent of Grade 12 students graduated, up from 78 per cent in 2008.

The school district’s realistic target is 93 per cent, but the ideal is 100 per cent, said Superintendent Suzanne Hoffman at the final board of education meeting of the year.

“While it seems like a good news story, I’m dissatisfied with the results.

“It’s not good enough. We want 100 per cent,” said Hoffman.

Males are still lagging behind females, with 85 per cent graduating. That is the highest rate ever seen for boys though, which shows gains have been made.

Aboriginal students are also seeing better successes, with 68 per cent of Aboriginal students graduating, compared to 52 per cent in 2007.

To that Hoffman said there is still work to do to bring those numbers even higher.

The same is true for special education students, at 68 per cent. Those students with behaviour issues saw the least success.

English as a Second Language learners graduating at a 93 per cent rate last year.

Last year, a Karen refugee was the first from that group of people who moved to Langley several years ago to graduate.

Of those who graduate, 91 per cent planned to attend some sort of post-secondary education.

For those who don’t graduate, principals track why each of them didn’t.

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