• Indiana sees graduation rates rise in 2011

    February 07, 2012 No comments

    The state Department of Education reports that more than 85 percent of Indiana high school students graduated last school year.

    The report released Tuesday says the 85.7% graduation rate is 1.6% better than the previous year and 4.3% better than in 2009. It’s also the highest graduation rate since the state started keeping track in 2005.

    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett says about 45% of public high schools graduated 90% of students in four years. He says 83% of schools graduated 80% or more of their seniors.

    Bennett praised the efforts of educators, students, parents and community members in working to increase graduation rates. He says graduating from high school with a meaningful diploma is critical to success in life.

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