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Indigenous girls tops in Burnaby for grad rate last year – Burnaby Now

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 201943 Views

January 28, 2019

When it comes to students graduating from high school, the Burnaby school district is ahead of the curve.

For well over a decade, the district has been ahead of the provincial average – by as much as seven per cent – when it comes to six-year completion rates (the percentage of students who graduate with a Dogwood or adult diploma within six years of the first time they start Grade 8).

But for Indigenous students, who make up about three per cent of the student population, things have been very different.

For as long as Burnaby’s overall grad rate has been above the provincial average, its grad rate for Aboriginal students has been well below it – and even below the average for all Aboriginal students in the province.

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