Head Start Enrollment

Head Start has made tremendous gains in enrolling income eligible children. This is a strength for the community. Even so, many children cannot be served because of limited funding and facilities. Goal: 60% of eligible children

Poverty and Education

While education can increase an individuals income it is also a means for reducing poverty. Nearly one of every four high school dropouts lives in poverty in Cowlitz County. Goal: ≤ state rate

Dropout Rate

Cowlitz County has been successful in lowering its dropout rate to below the rate for Washington State. Goal: ≤ state rate