The graduation rate at all Moreno Valley Unified School District (MVUSD) high schools for the 2016-2017 year increased to 87.8 percent from 87.7 percent despite a new calculation that removes Adult Education students from rate. The rate is 5.1 percent higher than the California average. Since 2010, MVUSD has increased the graduation rate by 22.1 percent. The release of the data from the California Department of Education was delayed by the new calculation of the rates.
Three comprehensive high schools have graduation rates above 90 percent; Valley View High School, 93.9; Canyon Springs High School 93.6, Vista del Lago High School 92.6. Student groups with significant increases in graduation rate include African American students with a 1.1 percent increase and English Learner students with a 0.7 percent increase.
“We are thrilled with the tremendous progress we continue to make toward our goal to see all students graduate high school ready for college and/or a career,” said Superintendent Dr. Martinrex Kedziora.
“The state expected a drop of 2 to 3 percent in District graduation rates after the introduction of new calculations,” Kedziora noted, “Our slight increase shows that we are providing the support students need to be successful in school.”
In addition to a steadily increasing graduation rate, the District’s dropout rate has decreased by 15.9 percent since 2010 and now stands at 6 percent.
“The Board of Education is happy to see the new graduation rates and dropout rates for Moreno Valley Unified School District,” said Board President Susan Smith. “Our teachers, counselors and administration have worked extremely hard to ensure our students leave our district with a diploma in hand. This is something the entire community should be very proud of.”
March Mountain High School graduates cheer for speaker during Class of 2018 Commencement Ceremony.
Advanced Placement pass rate grows at Moreno Valley Unified School District
The passing rate of students taking Advanced Placement (AP) tests at Moreno Valley Unified School District (MVUSD) increased by 2 percentage points for the May 2018 tests. The overall pass rate for AP exams is 31 percent. The growth in the pass rate comes as the District is increasing the amount of students taking the test. There were 2,948 tests given in 2018 versus 2238 in 2016.
Seven areas of AP study experienced double-digit growth in their exam pass rate: Art History, Music Theory, European History, Psychology, Computer Science Principles, Statistics and French Language.
The AP program offers rigorous, college-level courses and exams for students in high school. Students with the possibility of entering more advanced classes when the student enrolls in college. MVUSD offers about 30 areas of AP study.
“Our Advanced Placement students are leaving high school highly-prepared for college,” said Superintendent Dr. Martinrex Kedziora, “They are entering college on a track for a very successful future.”
“We are very proud of our Advanced Placement scholars,” said Board Vice President Jesus Holguin, “They are committing to college-level classes while in high school, with almost one-third of them passing the extremely difficult exam.”
In the 2017-18 school year, 3,583 students were enrolled in AP classes at Moreno Valley Unified four comprehensive high schools.