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Graduation rate of W. Va. high schools increases

Local - 1/11/2013 7:39 PM
West Virginia is seeing an increase in students graduating from public high schools. The state saw a nearly two percent increase in the number of students graduating from high school.

The graduation rate for Raleigh County Schools was at 78.7 percent last school year, compared to the state average of 77.8 percent.

Assistant Superintendent Kenny Moles said although this is good news, there's still room for improvement. "[The graduation rate] is not where we want it to be. While it is above the state average, again, losing one is one too many, he explained.

Moles said the standard graduation rate of the state Department of Education is 90 percent.

For statistics on the state's dropout rates during the past few years, click here.

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