Gaining on Graduation text over photo of RHS grads at commencement 2020

At Roseburg Public Schools, we all work together to guide students toward graduation and successful futures while helping them discover their passions and engage in their education. Starting in PreK and kindergarten, students take a journey of discovery and learning that helps prepare them for the challenges of high school and beyond. 

RHS grads walk across Finlay Field for 2020 commencement.

Graduation Requirements

One yearlong class is equal to one credit. Students typically earn six credits each year of high school.  

Language Arts: 4 credits
Mathematics: 3 credits – Algebra 1 and above (Geometry, Algebra 2)
Science: 3 credits (physics, chemistry, biology) Scientific inquiry & lab
Social Sciences: 3 credits
CTE, Arts, or World Language: 3 credits
PE/Health: 2 credits
Electives: 6 credits
Total: 24

Did you know?

  • With 24 credits required to graduate, Oregon has one of the highest numbers of required credits compared to other states. View state comparisons.
     
  • Despite the state's decision to pause Essential Skills testing in 2021, RHS students must demonstrate proficiency by successfully earning course credits and passing district-level assessments.
     
  • Oregon graduation standards have increased in rigor since 2010 by requiring more credits dedicated to higher levels of math and science, as well as more credits dedicated to CTE, arts and world language.
An RHS grad walks off the stage with his diploma

Students attending Roseburg High School can take part in a wide range of courses, clubs, college credit and AP classes, career and technical education programs, athletics and extracurricular experiences. Every student is unique, and we want every student to find their spark. 

Oregon graduation standards have increased in rigor over the past decade, both in the number of credits required and in the difficulty levels of core subjects like math and English. Oregon also requires more credits to graduate than most states in the U.S. Although the Oregon Department of Education this year suspended the state’s Essential Skills requirements, school districts maintain numerous methods and strategies for tracking student achievement. Students who pass their courses and earn credits do so by demonstrating proficiency. 

In 2019-20, RHS achieved an 86% on-time graduation rate, higher than the state’s 83% average and 10 percentage points higher than the previous year. As we seek to provide students with increasing opportunities and support, we expect to maintain this trajectory. In addition to the students who graduate within the traditional four years, we are also proud of those students who stay on an extra year to earn their diplomas as well as those who earn alternative diplomas and GEDs. RHS staff strive to ensure every single student has the opportunity to complete high school, an effort reflected in the slim 2019-20 drop-out rate of .64%.

RHS Principal Dr. Jill Weber

Dr. Jill Weber

Roseburg High School Principal

Dr. Weber is a Roseburg High School graduate. She began teaching at RHS in 1990 and has served as principal since 2015.

Roseburg High School is dedicated to ensuring every student finds a path to success. We seek to help students discover and foster their passion for learning and growth, all while building relationships of trust and respect. Every student deserves the opportunity to thrive academically and personally.

— Dr. Jill Weber


 

The four-year cohort graduation rate follows students from the beginning of their first year in high school to the end of their fourth year in high school in order to determine the percentage of those students who graduate within four years. 
This rate includes students who earned a standard high school diploma, as well as those who were awarded an extended high school diploma, adult high school diploma, or GED (known as Other Completers). 
A dropout is a student who withdrew from school and did not graduate or transfer to another school that leads to graduation.  

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