PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island education officials say high school graduation rates in the state have reached an all-time high of 83 percent.
Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo announced the statistics Wednesday during a student assembly at North Providence High School. The school’s 98 percent graduation rate last year was the highest in the state.
Officials say the 2015 statewide graduation rate was 2 percentage points higher than a year earlier.
Graduation rates among students with disabilities increased the most. The graduation rate also went up among black, Latino and low-income students.