Measuring Progress

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Manitoba’s Graduation Rate


Target: The target for the graduation rate is at or above 85 per cent by 2024

How we are doing now

The Graduation Rate trend is increasing as we move towards the target.

Data Source

Manitoba Education tracks individual students in public and funded independent schools from Grade 9 and calculates the percentage who graduate within four years. The rates do not include students from non-funded independent schools, First Nations schools (including those administered by Frontier School Division under educational agreements), or Adult Learning Centres.

The rate is adjusted for attrition, which accounts for out-of-province moves, deaths, and the proportion of students not enrolled in public or funded independent schools. The difference between the calculated rates and 100 per cent accounts for these factors, as well as for students who drop out of from school.

How we are doing over time

2016/17: 79.0%
2017/18: 79.9%
2018/19: 81.9%
2019/20: 82.6%

Why This Matters

High school graduation is generally viewed as the minimum requirement for pursuing additional education and for entry into the world of work.

Next steps

On March 15, 2021, the Manitoba government released the Commission on K-12 Education Report, Our Children’s Success: Manitoba’s Future and accepted the spirit and intent of the 75 recommendations contained in the report. The government also released the, Better Education Starts Today: Putting Students First, which outlines government’s vision and set of priority actions needed to ensure we are putting Manitoba students first and takes into account the learnings from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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