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QACPS has Highest Graduation Rate in MD

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The Queen Anne’s County Public School System Has Highest Graduation Rate in Maryland for Third Consecutive Year.

Baltimore, MD.  At the February 26th, 2019 State Board of Education meeting, the State Board released the 2018 Four –Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rates for the state of Maryland and the 24 local school systems. Once again, Queen Anne’s County Public Schools (QACPS) had the highest graduation rate in the state. 

As defined by federal regulation, the four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate is the percentage of a school's cohort of first-time 9th grade students who graduate within four years, adjusted for students who transfer in and out of the cohort after grade 9.

In 2018 the Maryland Four –Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate was 87.12%.  QACPS lead the state with a graduation rate of 96.31%. This represents the third year in a row that the school system has maintained a graduation rate greater than 96%

“We are fortunate to have an experienced, excellent staff, supportive parents and a legacy of high expectations. Graduation is an important measure of success but it marks a new beginning, not an end. We are equally focused on career readiness to prepare students for more opportunities after high school,” said Dr. Andrea Kane, superintendent of Queen Anne’s County Public Schools, which was recently approved by the state to begin offering youth apprenticeships aligned with local industry needs.


Queen Anne’s County and Maryland’s Graduation Rates 2015 - 2018






QACPS Four-Year Adjusted Grad Rate





Maryland Four-Year Adjusted Grad Rate






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