Graduations Rates Rising In Wisconsin

Thursday, May 17th, 2012 at 6:59 am

With graduations for local area high schools upcoming in Wisconsin, we’re now finding out the graduation rate for 2011 was stellar. More than 90 percent of Wisconsin high school students graduated last school year, with slight increases for nearly every minority group. Whites still graduate at the highest rate.

The state Department of Public Instruction reported Thursday that graduation rates in 2011 were 90.5 percent. That is up six-tenths of a percentage point from the 2009-2010 school year.

State Superintendent Tony Evers hails the latest results, telling the Associated Press that they are good news for the state.

The 90.5 percent rate was up 1.1 points from the 2008-2009 school year.

Graduation rates increased among most minorities, with American Indians the only group to see a decrease.

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