Transparent Reporting on Government's Progress
Target: The target for the graduation rate is at or above 85 per cent by 2024
The Graduation Rate trend is increasing as we move towards the target.
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.
2016/17: 79.0 per cent
2017/18: 79.9 per cent
2018/19: Available Spring 2020
High school graduation is generally viewed as the minimum requirement for pursuing additional education and for entry into the world of work.
Established in January 2019, the independent K-12 Education Commission will provide recommendations to improve the K-12 education system in Manitoba. The commission’s report is expected to be released publicly in March 2020.