HRVHS maintains high grad rates ranking

Deputy Supt. Rob Saxton announced last week that Oregon’s four-year graduation rate for 2013 was 68.7 percent, up only slightly from the previous year’s rate of 68.4 percent. The statewide four-year graduation rate has increased 2.5 percent over the past five years.

For the third year in a row, Hood River Valley High School graduation rates exceeded the state averages with an 81.4 percent four-year graduation rate and a 90.3 percent five-year completer rate for students.

This graduation rate looks at students who receive a standard diploma, a modified diploma, an extended diploma, a GED, an adult high school diploma, or alternative certificate. This rate is of particular importance as it indicates a student’s completion of a program of study.

The 2012-13 graduates were the first Oregon students required to demonstrate proficiency in essential skills of reading and writing in order to earn a diploma.

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Sixth Annual Harvest Fest Pie Eating Contest

The sixth annual Pie Eating Contest at Hood River Harvest Fest is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and HRVHS youth service group Leaders for Tomorrow. HRVHS student Dylan Polewczyk won the 1-minute fruit-pie eating event. Key rule, as stated by Chamber President Jason Shaner, “You have to eat the pie, you can’t just dislocate it. We will be checking for pie dislocation.” Enlarge



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