Ontario secondary school graduation rate rises to 83%

April 12, 2013

The Ontario government announced last week that the province's high school graduation rate has risen for the eighth consecutive year. Last year, 83% of secondary school students graduated, an increase of 15 percentage points from the 2003-04 rate of 68%. This means 115,500 more students have graduated than would have had the rate stayed at the 2003-04 level. The government is committed to reaching an 85% graduation rate. Ontario News Release