Delaware High School Graduation Rate Hits 80%

Apr 24, 2014

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WASHINGTON (AP) - An annual report on high school graduation says Delaware's high school graduation rate is 80 percent, the same as the nationwide average.

The "Building a Grad Nation" report released Monday shows that in 2012, the latest year for which data is available, schools nationwide posted the highest graduation rate ever. For the first time, the report says, the national high school graduation rate has hit 80 percent.

In Delaware, the graduation rate in 2012 was 80 percent. That's up from 78.5 percent in 2011.

Iowa had the highest high school graduation rate, 89 percent. Nevada had the lowest, 63 percent.