Indiana Graduation Rate Declines

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(Image of a high school science class courtesy of the Indiana Department of Education) (Image of a high school science class courtesy of the Indiana Department of Education)
INDIANAPOLIS -

The 2017 state high school graduation figures have dipped. The Indiana Department of Education says the graduation rate was 87.2 percent last year, compared to 89.1 percent in 2016. The non-waiver rate also decline to 80.1 percent last year from 82.4 percent a year earlier.

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick says "our schools are committed to the academic success of our students. We recognize there is still work to be done, and will continue to partner with local districts to ensure every student graduates prepared for life beyond high school."

Since 2006, the department says, the graduation rate in Indiana has risen by nearly 10 percentage points.

You can connect to more about the new numbers, including statewide, district and school-level data by clicking here.

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