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At Woodburn High, Getting Kids A Diploma Is Just Part Of The Answer

Woodburn High School is something of an anomaly in the state of Oregon. It's a school that's more than three quarters Hispanic and Latino in a state that's more than three quarters white. Many of those kids are from low-income families, and speak English as a second language. Statistically, their odds of graduating from high school are low — but somehow, Woodburn students are blowing those statistics out of the water. For three years now, they've beaten the state's average graduation rate by double-digits.

Still, what happens after graduation? This story produced in partnership with OPB.