As Oregon’s high school 4-year cohort graduation rate continues a steady climb, the graduation rate for many historically underserved student groups is rising faster than the state average. The four-year graduation rate for students in the class of 2017 is 77 percent, 2 percentage points higher than last year’s rate. The statewide average four-year graduation rate has increased 4.7 points over three years. In the same period, the rate has increased by more than 7 percentage points for Hispanic/Latino students, Black/African American students, multiracial students, special education students, and migrant students. For local districts, Hood River County School District’s graduation rate was just under 84 percent. North Wasco County School District 21’s grad rate for 2017 was 73 percent. Among smaller districts Dufur was at 96 percent and Sherman 82 percent.