Graduation Rates Improving In The North

Wednesday, February 08, 2006 at 14:48



The number of high school students graduating in northern Saskatchewan appears to be on the rise.


Saskatchewan Learning spokesperson Edith Nudge says in 2000/2001, 170 students graduated at schools above the Northern Administrative District line.


In 2003/2004, that number shot up to 218 students.


She credits an increase in community schools and new aboriginal-based policies as the main factors behind the jump.


Nudge says it’s hard to gauge drop-out rates in the North, because of a variety of factors.


However, she says the number of northern youth choosing to go on to university doubled in 2001 from 1994.