HCSD Graduation Rate Hits Record High

HCSD Graduation Rate Hits Record High
The Mississippi Department of Education has released the latest graduation rates for all high schools and school districts across the state, and the data showed the graduation rate in HCSD has hit an all-time high.

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (March 11, 2021) – The Harrison County School District has achieved the highest graduation rate in the district’s history! The Mississippi Department of Education just released the latest graduation rates for all high schools and school districts across the state, and the data showed the graduation rate in HCSD has hit an all-time high of 90.3% for the Class of 2020. That is a gain of 4.3% percentage points compared to the prior academic year and marked the first time that HCSD has surpassed 90%.

All three high schools in HCSD saw impressive increases in their graduation rates in 2020. Here is a breakdown:

  • D’Iberville High School:  90.03% (2019) to 92.3% (2020)
  • Harrison Central High School:  84.2% (2019) to 89.3% (2020)
  • West Harrison High School:  84.8% (2019) to 89.6% (2020)
  • HCSD:  86% (2019) to 90.3% (2020)

“I am very proud of our students, teachers, administrators, staff, and parents for helping the district achieve a record-high graduation rate! It takes everyone to make this happen, from kindergarten to high school. We will continue to implement high-quality programs and give students the support they need to successfully complete high school and be prepared for college, the military, and the workforce. Congratulations to all!” said HCSD Superintendent Roy Gill.