The Department of Education announced in December 2015, as a nation high school graduation rates continue to rise for the fourth year in a row.
“It is encouraging to see our graduation rate on the rise and I applaud the hard work we know it takes to see this increase,” said Education Secretary Arne Duncan in a statement to the press.
How does Indiana measure up?
For the 2013-2014 school year Indiana ranked 7th in the nation for highest graduation rates.
With over 88% of Indiana high school students earning there diploma in the 2014 school year compared to 80% in 2011-2012.
Indiana’s increase is higher than the national average of 82.9% of the nations high school students.
With graduation rates on the rise the push to see them continually increase is at an all time national high.