Kansas State Department of Education Kansans Can Star Recognition Program

Award Winners: 2020 | 2021 | 2022


High School Graduation


Today, the percent of jobs in Kansas only requiring a high school degree or less is just 29%. To give students the best possible chance for success, Kansas schools must not only increase the number of students graduating high school, but increase the number of students graduating with the skills and attributes needed to be successful.

For Kansas to lead the world in the success of each student, it must increase its high school graduation rate to 95%. 

The High School Graduation Star Award recognizes those districts with graduation rates above the state average, with the highest recognition for those districts at or above 95%.


To be eligible for this recognition, a district must be performing at or above its predicted postsecondary effectiveness rate.

Gold Star

Silver Star

Bronze Star

Copper Star

95% and above 93%-94.9% 90%-92.9% State average – 89.9%


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