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Nebo School District Exceeds State Graduation Rate

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Tue, 01/13/2015 - 2:41pm
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By Lana Hiskey

Nebo School District continues to produce one of the highest graduation rates in the country. Nebo’s graduation rate is 91 percent, significantly higher than the state average of 83 percent.
“Obviously this is great news for Nebo public schools and even better news for Nebo’s students,” said Nebo Superintendent Rick Nielsen. “We attribute this to the sound decision making and planning from the faculty, staff, administration and school board as well as the students’ thirst for excellence and parents’ expectations for quality education. We engage, empower and collaborate to ensure student success.”

Utah’s high school graduation rate increased 2 percent in 2014 to 83 percent fueled in part by a 6 percent increase in Asian graduation rates, a 5 percent increase in Pacific Islander graduation rates and a 4 percent increase among Hispanic students, according to data released today by the Utah State Office of Education (USOE).

A total of 43,049 students graduated from Utah’s public high schools in 2014, USOE noted. In addition to increases among the overall, Asian, Hispanic, and Pacific Islander populations, there was a 1 percent increase among white students. There was no change among American Indian students. The only decrease was among black students, whose numbers fell by 2 percent.

Statewide graduation highlights
83 percent is the statewide graduation rate for 2014
The graduation rate increased by 2 percent from 2013 to 2014
Since 2008, the graduation rate for the state has increased by 14 percent
35,729 students graduated from Utah high schools in 2014

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