Top graduation rate gain in La.!
The cohort graduation rate at St. Martinville Sr. High School jumped from 63.5 percent in 2011 to 85.5 percent last year, marking the largest growth of any high school in Louisiana.
The cohort graduation rate is calculated by considering the number of students who start the 9th grade together and go on to graduate four years later.
Louisiana’s 2012 cohort graduation rate increased slightly to 72.3 percent, according to figures released by the State Department of Education.
St. Martin Parish’s other two public high schools – Breaux Bridge and Cecilia – also exceeded the state rate, although BBHS lost ground.
The rate at BBHS slipped from 76 percent in 2011 to 73 percent in 2012 while the CHS rate climbed from 73 to 76 percent.
SMSH principal Michael Kreamer attributed much of the improvement to an outstanding group of students in the Class of 2012, an easing of restrictions affecting the taking of makeup tests, and various other programs instituted by the administration and faculty.