Press release: Minnesota graduation rate rises to 81 percent

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

In 2014, 81.2 percent of Minnesota students graduated from high school, up from 79.8 percent in 2013. In addition, every student group showed an increase from the previous year. This information comes from newly released graduation data, showing continued growth in the number of students successfully completing high school.

“It is incredibly heartening to see our graduation rates continue on an upward trend,” Commissioner Brenda Cassellius said. “Over the past four years, we have doubled down on our efforts to better support students on their path from K-12 to career and college, and these data show it is working. This is a testament to all of the dedicated educators through Minnesota who make it their mission every single day to ensure all students have the chance to succeed.”

Since 2011, students have shown increases in graduation rates every single year. This year’s data move Minnesota closer to a statewide goal of having a 90 percent graduation rate by 2020.

Click here to view the complete press release.

Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius

Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius

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