Four-Year Graduation Rate Trend
Saint Paul Public Schools Overall Graduation Rate in 2021
On March 30, 2022, the Minnesota Department of Education released the class of 2021’s graduation rate. In SPPS, 76% of the class of 2021 graduated in four years; down 2 percentage points from 2020 (78%). Across student groups the graduation rate change varied widely with bi-racial/multiracial students graduating at higher rates than 2020 (up to 75% from 67%), to students receiving special education services graduating at lower rates than 2020 (down to 49% from 56%). The decrease in the percentage of students graduating in 4 years coupled with the increase in the percentage of students continuing their education is likely a factor of the pandemic; the class of 2021 went into distance learning during their junior year and resumed in-person learning the latter part of their senior year.