Minnesota’s graduation rates are up, from 79.8 to 81 percent over last year, but that’s not good enough for state officials. They set a goal for five years from now and they’re not sure they’ll reach it. The goal is to achieve a 90 percent graduation rate for the state, according to the Star Tribune’s Alejandra Matos and Jessica Lee.
The state’s Hispanic and black students have the lowest graduation rates in the country, so Department of Education officials are seeking ways to boost those rates.
Minneapolis Public Schools have seen its graduation rate rise 10 points in the past five years, to 58.7 percent.
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Here are a few of the schools in the Twin Cities Metro Region with the highest graduation rates:
- Centennial High School – 96.36 percent.
- Central Senior High – 96.19 percent.
- Chanhassen High – 96.72 percent.
- Eastview Senior High – 95.5 percent.
- Edina Senior High – 97.32 percent.
- Lakeville North High – 96.66 percent.
- Lakeville South High – 95.1 percent.
- Mahtomedi Senior High – 97.89
- Maple Grove Senior High – 95.16 percent.
- Math and Science Academy – 100 percent.
- Mounds View Senior High – 96.31 percent.
- New Prague Senior High – 95.71 percent.
- Orono Senior High – 95.92 percent.
- Rosemount Senior High – 96.1 percent.
- St. Anthony Village Senior High – 96.58 percent.
- St. Francis High – 95.57 percent.
- Waconia Senior High – 97.67 percent.
- Wayzata High – 95.44 percent.