𝐌𝐒𝐃𝐄 𝐑𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐋𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐮𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐑𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐌𝐃 𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥𝐬

Infographic highlighting graduation rates as detailed in the story.

The graduation rate for the class of 2023 was released by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), including data on the four-year cohort graduation rate for students who graduated from Maryland public schools. The data revealed that graduation rates have dropped in most districts across the state, including Garrett County Public Schools (GCPS). 

The graduation rate for 2023 is 85.81% state-wide, down from 86.29% in 2022. The graduation rate for GCPS in 2023 is 90.77%, down from 94.03% in 2022 but still above the state average. The drop in graduation rate statewide (including GCPS) is directly tied to the effects of COVID, in which last year’s graduating class was impacted most due to being freshmen at the onset. Efforts are being made to improve this rate.

Anyone interested in viewing Maryland's four-year and five-year cohort graduation rates and the four-year cohort dropout rates for the state, local education agencies, and individual high schools can visit the Maryland Report Card website at www.MDReportcard.org.