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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Graduation rate increases
Tennessee high schools increased their overall graduation rate to 89.7% last year, according to state numbers. The rate is the highest-ever for the state, which has seen steady increases in recent years. Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn said she believes the state can top this year's results. "Ultimately, I would like to see all 130 districts that serve high school students have a 90 percent graduation or better," she said. "That’s something my team will be very focused on over the next four years, along with making sure those students have a career or college path in mind the day they walk across the stage to get that diploma.” According to the new numbers, 67 districts improved their graduation rates from 2018 to 2019. And 49 districts posted graduation rates of 95% or above, according to the state. Local schools have graduation rates that are better than the state average; Cocke County, 93 percent; Cosby High, 90 to 94 percent and Jefferson County, 92 percent.


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