While the statewide four-year graduation rate for the Class of 2011 dropped to 63 percent, a decrease of 4.3 percent over the year before, the Roswell Independent School District’s graduation rates for the same period remained relatively unchanged. The announcement from the New Mexico Public Education Department came on the heels of commencement ceremonies across much of the state. It is the earliest the NMPED has ever released the statewide graduation rate.
Collectively, the RISD had a 71.6 percent high school graduation rate for its 2011 class. This number is similar to last year’s which was around 73 percent, RISD Superintendent Michael Gottlieb estimated. He expressed his satisfaction with the rate stating, “There has been a lot of effort by all staff to increase the graduation rate throughout all the high schools in the Login to read more