Graduation rates in Stillwater remain strong
Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, students continued to graduate from Stillwater Area Public Schools at high numbers. According to data released by the Minnesota Department of Education, Stillwater Area High School had a graduation rate of 96.6% in 2020 - up from 95.8% the previous year. A total of 644 students graduated from Stillwater Area High School last year.
Overall the district’s graduation rate in 2020 was 93.5%, which includes students at St. Croix Valley Area Learning Center as well as Special Education students who can stay enrolled in our schools until they are 21 years old.
Stillwater area students are continuing to graduate at a higher rate than their peers across the state. The state average in 2020 was 83.8%.
Learn more about Stillwater’s graduation rates by visiting the Minnesota Department of Education’s Report Card.
In Other News
District leaders are working to resolve ongoing transportation challenges by rerouting buses to focus available drivers, creating neighborhood hubs and exploring an adjustment of school start and end times to provide time for some buses to run double routes.
An additional 7 drivers are available to cover routes starting Sept. 7, while schools extend hours to support families without busing.
Families who can carpool to school are encouraged to do so in light of anticipated busing delays caused by driver shortage.
Students from the high school's FFA Chapter earned top awards for their landscape display at the state fair.
Stillwater Area High School student Coolsjes Singhvi has been named to the prestigious Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS list! It’s the nation’s premier STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) competition for middle school students.
Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment scores dropped during COVID, reinforcing need for continued support.
Christopher Kunze has been selected to fill an open seat on the school board until the special election is held in November.
Masks will be required for all people in the school setting (preK through grade 8) as we start the new school year.