St. Mary Parish’s graduation rate saw a small decline as did the graduation rate for the entire state. St. Mary continues to outpace the state average by approximately 13 percentage points. The 92.7 percent graduation rate places St. Mary Parish in the top 15 districts in the state, outperforming all surrounding districts except Lafourche Parish.
|District and State Graduation Rates|
|St. Mary Parish||83.5||84.9||88.2||94.7||92.7|
Individual school cohort graduation rates were released as well. Patterson High School showed an increase while Centerville High maintained a 100 percent graduation rate. All St. Mary Parish schools exceed the state graduation rate.
|Cohort Graduation Rate|
|Berwick High School||92.5||93.6||93.1||96.8||93.2|
|Centerville High School||94.1||100||89.1||100||100|
|Franklin High School||71.7||77.0||82.7||89.5||86.1|
|Morgan City High School||80.8||83.8||85.7||95||93.2|
|Patterson High School||96.0||86.3||91.2||95.1||95.7|
|West St. Mary High School||74.0||75.3||89.2||93.7||93.3|
Accompanying the release of graduation rates, the state announced corresponding credential rates for schools and districts. Students can earn “Advanced” credentials by scoring 3+ on Advanced Placement (AP), 50+ on College Level Examination Program (CLEP) course test, or by earning an Advanced Jumpstart credential. To earn Basic credentials, a student must earn credit in a TOPS core curriculum course that is AP, college credit, dual enrollment, or IB or they can earn a Basic Jumpstart Credential. The percent of students earning credentials in St. Mary Parish increased significantly from 61.1 in 2018 to 80.8 in 2019.
|2018 Graduates Earning Credentials Rates|
|Advanced Credentials||Basic Credentials||Advanced + Basic|
|Berwick High School||25.8||66.7||92.4|
|Centerville High School||7.0||90.7||97.7|
|Franklin High School||10.1||53.2||63.3|
|Morgan City High School||35.2||29.0||64.2|
|Patterson High School||16.1||76.3||92.5|
|West St. Mary High School||7.9||83.1||91.0|
|St. Mary Parish||20.5||60.3||80.8|