According to government estimates, our national public high school graduation rate has reached its highest level in 40 years. Based on numbers from 2010, an estimated 78% of students across the country earned a diploma within four years of starting high school.
Students in Maryland had the highest graduation rate at 82.2%. Nevada had the lowest rate at 57.8% … just a bit lower than the District of Columbia at 59.9%.
The latest Wichita public school graduation rate was 74.1% … below the national average … but up by 11% over the past two years, according U-S-D 259 spokeswoman Susan Arensman.
Asian students had the highest grad rate nation-wide in 2010 … 93%. The rate for white students was 83%, and African Americans 66.1%.
The national dropout rate was 3.8% for boys and 2.9% for girls.
Our thought for today is from Al McGuire:
“I think the world is run by ‘C’ students.”