More than 84 percent of students nationwide graduated from high school last year, the highest percentage since 2011.
All minority groups saw a rise in graduation rates but there are still gaps.
Seventy-six percent of black students and 79 percent of Hispanic students graduated last year.
That’s compared to 88-percent of white students.
The overall high school graduation rate in California is 83 percent.WHAT OTHERS ARE CLICKING ON:
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- GET YOUR MORTGAGE OR RENT PAID IN 2018