The Indiana Department of Education recently released the 2021 graduation rate with the Franklin County Community School Corporation rate coming in above state average at 88.6 percent. The state average is 87 percent.

The rates also show 86.69 percent of students in the Class of 2021 graduating.

“Looking ahead into 2022 and beyond, we must continue to work together to ensure our students earn their high school diploma and have access to international post-secondary credentials in high school,” said Dr. Katie Jenner, Indiana Secretary of Education. “This mission takes all of us as we strive to make an impact on our students' lives, now and well into the future.”

Here are how some surrounding corporations compared to FCCSC:
Sunman Dearborn Community School Corporation 97.1 %
Batesville Community School Corporation 97 %
Lawrenceburg Community School Corporation 92.6 %
South Dearborn Community School Corporation 89.9 %
South Ripley Community School Corporation 94.7 %
Union County College Corner Joint School District 95.7 %
Decatur County Community School District 97 %
Fayette County Community School Corporation 88.8 %

At FCCSC, 19 % of students are earning general diplomas, 37.4 % are earing Core 40 and 43.6 % are earning honors diplomas.

According a press release from the IDOE, the graduation rates correspond with research that shows the academic impacts of the pandemic are substantial. The impact ranges from moderate to significant across schools, academic subjects and demographic groups.

This year, nearly 40% of Hoosier students graduated with a Core 40 honors diploma (academic, technical or both) or an International Baccalaureate diploma. In 2021, Indiana's federal graduation rate was 85.75%.