News Release: Utah’s public high school graduation rate climbs for fifth straight year

December 11, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact: Mark Peterson, public relations director 801-538-7635 ∙ mark.peterson@schools.utah.gov

Utah’s public high school graduation rate climbs for fifth straight year

 

SALT LAKE CITY – Last spring 40,100 students graduated from Utah’s public high schools. This represents 86 percent of students who entered schools as freshmen four years earlier. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup

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Chinese Dual-Immersion Kindergarten Class

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Utah’s High School Graduation Rate

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With growth across racial, ethnic and socioeconomic lines, Utah’s high school graduation rate rose 3 percent in 2013 to 81 percent. Graduation rate increases were even more pronounced among most the state’s demographic subgroups including: . . . → Read More