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Graduation Rates

Graduation rates for Springfield Public Schools (SPS) dipped for the Class of 2023, according to a report from the Oregon Department of Education (ODE). According to ODE’s data, nearly 74 percent (73.9) of SPS students graduated on time for the Class of 2023. That’s down about 2.4 percentage points from the Class of 2022.

 A deeper evaluation of the data shows the continuation of recent improvements in graduation rates for SPS. When compared to the three-year rolling average (the latest three years of graduating classes averaged together), more and more students are graduating on time. Seventy-five percent of students graduated on time during the 2021-23 years, versus 74.5 percent of the students from 2020-22. The current three-year average is up nearly four points from 2017-2019.

3 year average for the past five years

“Graduation data is an important data point which we use to assess the effectiveness of our instructional model and inform revisions and improvements, where needed, towards better results for all students” said David Collins, Assistant Superintendent. “We are very proud of our responses over the past four years in support of this recent graduating class that endured a pandemic impact on their learning. We will continue to strive for all students to graduate so they can be prepared for a bright and successful future.”


High School 2023 2022
Academy of Arts and Academics 86.1 95.1
Springfield High School 72.5 73.6
Thurston High School 82.6 84.3
Gateway High School (alternative school) 28.2 25.8


The Academy of Arts and Academics (A3) had the highest graduation rate in 2023, followed by Thurston and Springfield. 

SPS High School Graduation Rates over the years

The Class of 2023 showed improvements in several different student groups. Underserved races, migrants, former English learners and Hispanic/Latino all improved their graduation rates by at least two points.

The District is committed to providing a high-quality education for its students.

  • Summer and after-school learning programs give students opportunities to earn additional credits.
  • Expansion of career and technical education programs keep students engaged in school and allows them to explore their future career options, including the trades.
  • A recently created internal metric tool allows administrators the opportunity to identify students who may have fallen behind in their studies so staff can better support them.

The continued long-term improvement of SPS’s graduation rate demonstrates the dedication of students and staff. The District will look to further this improvement in the years ahead, providing enriching and challenging educational experiences that will ultimately lead to successful adults.