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Public high school graduation rates rise


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High school graduation rates are on a steady increase in Louisiana.
Since the 2006-07 school year, graduation rates have been increasing in public high schools throughout Louisiana, going up 8 percent.

In 2014, about three-fourths of public high school students graduated on time, breaking a record.

The increase in graduation rates has had a positive effect on Louisiana colleges. 59 percent of the class of 2014 from the Orleans Recovery School District went to college straight out of high school. Many of those graduates ended up at universities in Louisiana.

The top school that 2014 graduates enrolled in was LSU.
John White, education superintendent, said that the increase in graduation rates is due to the hard work and dedication of teachers, principals, and families.

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