Once again Sentinel High School leads the pack in graduation rates for the state.
The Montana Office of Public Instruction recently released statewide statistics showing Sentinel sits above the AA schools’ leader board with a 90.3 percent graduation rate, a 1.8 percent higher rate than the second place Billings Skyview.
“When you consider this data in light of our other high performance metrics--dual credit, AA Cup extra-curricular performance, ACT achievement, AP programs--there is no question that Sentinel remains the highest performing comprehensive AA high school in Montana,” Principal Ted Fuller said.
Locally, Big Sky and Hellgate ranked tenth and eleventh, with 82.9 percent and 82.7 percent graduation rates, respectively, of the 14 AA schools in Montana.
“I could not be more proud of the work of our staff. Achievement of this sort is not an accident, coincidence, or an aberration,” Fuller said.
According to OPI, in 2017, the average graduation rate for Montana was 85.8 percent.
Missoula County’s graduation rate was 86 percent, Flathead County’s was 87 percent, and Ravalli County boasted a nearly 92 percent four-year graduation rate.