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Nevada graduation rate slightly up from previous school year

Posted at 10:30 AM, Oct 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-13 20:41:30-04
The Nevada Department of Education today published theNevada Report Card, which also includes preliminary four-year high school graduation data.
The preliminary four-year graduation rate for the Class of 2015-16 is 72.62 percent, an increase of 1.85 percentage points from the Class of 2014-15.
In the meantime, Districts and NDE will work together to review graduation data before the final four-year adjusted cohort graduate rate for 2015-16 that will be published on December 15.
The statewide five-year adjusted cohort graduation rate for the Class of 2014-15 is 72.03 percent, which is a gain of more than 2 percentage points from the 2013-2014 four-year graduation rate.
The five-year adjusted cohort graduation rate tracks the movement of all students entering high school in a given year and determines how many students graduate with a regular high school diploma within five years.
For the third year in a row, statewide enrollment grew by at least 1 percentage point, increasing from 459,095 to 467,527.
The state saw a slight decrease in the annual dropout rate (grades 6 through 12) from 2.8 percent (2013-14 school year) to 2.7 percent (2014-15 school year).