MS high school graduation rate at all-time high despite COVID-19

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rssfeeds.hattiesburgamerican.com – Mississippi – 2023-01-19 14:00:40

Mississippi Graduation Rates show 88.9 % increase.

The Mississippi Department of Education on Thursday released statistics for the 2021-22 school year, which reflect the highest statewide graduation rate of 88.9% and a statewide dropout rate of 9%, according to an MDE press release.

“Rates are based on students who entered ninth grade for the first time during the 2018-19 school year,” the press release states. “Among students with disabilities, the graduation rate increased to 67.1%, and the dropout rate was 19.3%.”

Robert Taylor, Ph.D., superintendent of education, said he is proud of Mississippi’s students and educators for reaching…

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