Louisiana high school graduation rate reaches all-time high

Louisiana high school graduation rates reaches all-time high

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Louisiana Department of Education announced the state's high school graduation rate hit an all-time high for 2014.

Officials reported 74.6 percent of students graduated, a 1.1 percent increase, or 1,600 additional students, from 2013 and the fourth straight year the rate has gone up.

The department stated the greatest gains were seen among students with disabilities and minorities.

There were four school districts in the Baton Rouge metro area that showed improved graduation rates for three consecutive years.

They were St. John the Baptist Parish, St. Mary Parish, Iberville Parish and Assumption Parish.

West Feliciana Parish and Zachary Community Schools are both in the top 10 districts in the state for graduation rates.

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