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State Continues to See Upward Trend in Graduation Rates

GRADUATESThanks to the hard work of students and their teachers, graduation rates in Connecticut continue to climb. The state’s four-year graduation rate reached 87.2 percent in 2015—significantly higher than the national average of 82.3 percent.

Additionally, statistics from the state Department of Education show the following.

  • In Alliance District schools, the graduation rate reached 77.6 percent in 2015, up from 71.2 percent in 2011.
  • The state’s 10 highest need districts saw an increase in graduation rates from 63.6 percent in 2011 to 71.6 percent in 2015.
  • The graduation rate for the subgroup of students that includes English learners, students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, and students receiving special education services increased from 64.9 percent to 76.1 percent from 2011 to 2015.
  • In 2015, the graduation rate for black students reached 78.1 percent, up 6.9 points since 2011.
  • For Hispanic students, the graduation rate reached 74.8 percent in 2015, up 10.6 points since 2011.
  • English learners’ graduation rate reached 66.7 percent in 2015, up 7.3 points since 2011.
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