Hello Parents, Students, Community Partners and Stakeholders of Rainier Beach high school,

This is a call to action. We are in the midst of a graduation crisis. Our students need all stakeholders to come together and work collectively toward the common goal of ensuring their success. The urgency is validated by the recent release of regional data.

At the upcoming PTSA meeting on Monday, 1/23 @ 5:30 , SPS and RBHS representatives will present to families about the current graduation crisis, and provide strategies to assist their students.

Please share the attached flyer with families and encourage them to attend this meeting. The only way to resolve this crisis and improve the graduation rates of our students is to have family involvement.


73.5% of students graduate from high school in Washington State.

National Average is 67%

1 in 3 African American students don’t graduate

1 in 3 Hispanic students don’t graduate

1 in 2 Pacific Islanders don’t graduate

1 in 2 American Indians don’t graduate

95% of king county jail inmates are high school dropouts.

67% of jobs in WA will require some sort of secondary education in 2018.

Students must pass the End of Course Exam and Washington State Tests to graduate from high school.

To find out how you can help your student/child succeed, come to the PTSA meeting on 1/23 in the Paul Robeson Performing Arts Center (PAC) at 5:30pm.