After the great majority of students in a Texas high school failed to meet graduation requirements, the graduation celebration was postponed.
KWTX-TV reported that only five of Marlin High School’s 33 graduating seniors satisfied the standards for graduation, while grades or attendance issues dooming most of the other students, KWTX-TV reported.
According to a Facebook post by the school, they aim to give students until June to meet the requirements for graduation.
“Our commitment to excellence remains unshaken,” Superintendent Darryl Henson said in the statement.
“We hold firm to our belief that every student in Marlin ISD can and will achieve their potential.”
Henderson also commented on the dreadful graduation rate through Twitter.
Our district will grow from this setback. Let this be a lesson learned for all. As we continue to go through our annual graduation audit, it’s our obligation to ensure that all students have met all requirements. Support, accountability, & integrity will remain at the forefront. pic.twitter.com/Pm1B2m1W9Y— Dr. Darryl J. Henson (@DrHenson2) May 25, 2023
“Our district will grow from this setback,” Henson said.
“Let this be a lesson learned for all. As we continue to go through our annual graduation audit, it’s our obligation to ensure that all students have met all requirements. Support, accountability, & integrity will remain at the forefront.”
The school had just implemented a four-day school week in an effort to cut down on student absenteeism.
“Our shift to a four-day school week is part of our effort to increase bell-to-bell instruction, increase student engagement during days school is in session, and keep absences from infringing on instructional time,” Nikisha Edwards, Chief Academic Officer, said in the statement.
“We are committed to ensuring these strategic shifts benefit students as intended.