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Iowa Class of 2019 graduation rate was 91.6%

DES MOINES — Iowa’s high school gradation rate reached a record high in 2019.  A record 91.6% of the students in the Class of 2019 graduated from high school in four years. That’s two-tenths of a percent higher than 2018 results.

According to the Iowa Department of Education, there’s been improvement in early every demographic group of students since 2011. There’s been a more than nine percent improvement in the graduation rate among Latino students, for example.

The drop-out rate for Iowa high school students last year was about two-point-six percent.

The most recent data available  nationally is for the 2016-2017 school year and the national high school graduation rate was 85 percent.


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