Cabell Graduation Rates Continue to Increase

Cabell County Schools is announcing that graduation rates for the district have improved for the second consecutive year.

“We are so pleased to see this crucial measure of student success continue to rise,” says Ryan Saxe, Superintendent of Cabell County Schools. “Prior to and continuing through the pandemic, our employees have been making concerted efforts to reach struggling students and to find ways to help them get back on track toward graduation. Our Board has made significant investments in student supports, hiring social workers, counselors, school nurses, a clinical psychologist and Communities In Schools Site Coordinators all to address any barriers to student achievement.”

The West Virginia Department of Education released statewide data last week for the 2019-2020 school year. Some key Cabell County highlights from the state department report include:

    4-Year Graduation Rate increased by 1.5% to 90%.
    5-Year Graduation Rate increased by 4.9% to 90%.
    Graduation Rate for Black students improved 14% to 93%, besting the 86% state average.
    Graduation Rate for Low SES students improved by 12%.
    For the second year in a row, the district’s special education graduation rate increased by 9%.

“We know the last year has posed many challenges for students and staff,” says Superintendent Saxe. “However, even during the pandemic, our dedicated employees made concerted efforts to provide extensive supports for students while they were working from home. I am especially proud of the tenacity and resilience our students have shown during this last year. By achieving the goal of graduation, they are establishing one of the most important building blocks of a successful life.”

To view the detailed report, please visit the West Virginia Department of Education ZoomWV dashboard at

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