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Graduation Rate Increase in Mississippi

Posted by Kristy Griffith | August 29, 2012 / 10:36am | Local News
UNDATED, Miss. (WCBI)--Mississippi is seeing an increase in its graduation rate and a decrease in the dropout rate according to new figures released Wednesday (8-29) by the Department of Education.The graduation rate rose this year to 73.7 percent from last year's 71.4 percent.The dropout rate fell to 16.7 percent from the previous years rate of 17 percent.Students are also performing better on state tests.School and district performance levels won't be released until next month.
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