Rhode Island high school graduation rates at all-time high

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.

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