High school graduation rates are at all-time high

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KRON) — High school graduation rates are at an all-time high, according to the Department of Education.

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.

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