Medford Schools above state average for Graduation Rates

Medford, Ore — The Medford School District is continuing the push towards it’s goal of a 80% graduation rate.

Numbers released today show Medford schools are above the 74.8% state average.

At 77.15% Superintendent Brian Shumate says the district is on it’s way to a goal of 80% graduates.

Students say it’s thanks to the teachers driving them to succeed.

“They’re more than happy to help and we really need that as students to boost our motivation but overall they’re awesome,” said North Medford Senior Praise Viliamu.

“It’s going to be tough to get the last 3-percent to get to that first goal, and we’ll continue after that but there’s been a lot of great effort, a lot of energy,” said South Medford Principal Damian Crowson. We’ve uploaded a copy of the district’s 2015-2016 graduation results and a break down based on student groups.

You can check it out here (A PDF reader may be required)

Matt Jordan is the Chief Meteorologist for KOBI-TV NBC5. Matt joined the NBC5 weather team in 2014 after a year as a reporter and anchor in Alexandria, Louisiana. His experience with the severe weather of the Deep South and a love of the Pacific Northwest led him to pursue a certification with Mississippi State University as a Broadcast Meteorologist. You can find Matt working in the evenings of NBC5 News at 5, 6 and 11 as well as online. Matt also has a degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon. In addition to being passionate about news and weather, Matt is a HUGE Oregon Ducks fan. When not rooting for the Ducks or tracking down the next storm over the Pacific, Matt can be found outdoors in the Oregon wilderness with his wife and their German Shepherd named Stanley.
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