Wyoming high school graduation rate falls again

By: AP
By: AP

Cheyenne, WY (AP) - The percentage of Wyoming high school students failing to graduate after four years declined for the fourth consecutive year last year.

In one Fremont County district, none of its 23 seniors graduated on time.

The Wyoming Education Department reports that 77.5 percent of the state's high school seniors graduated on time in 2013, down from 78.9 percent in 2012.

The graduation rate has fallen since 2009, when it was 81.3.

Superintendent Cindy Hill notes the six-year graduation rate is nearly 83 percent.

Statistics show that 80.9 percent of female students in Wyoming graduated on time, compared to 74.4 percent of male students.

About 88 percent of Asian students graduated, followed by 80 percent of white students, 71 percent of Hispanics, 66 percent of blacks and 42 percent of American Indians.

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