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Statewide high school graduation rate rises, fewer students dropping out

Rebecca Omastiak
Updated: June 10, 2021 11:15 AM
Created: June 10, 2021 09:51 AM

Minnesota has reached a historic high graduation rate for the class of 2020.

Roughly 83% of high school seniors graduated in 2020, according to the Minnesota Department of Education's update Thursday.

It's part of a continued upward trend for the state's four-year graduation rate, which has increased 1.3 percentage points in the past five years, MDE reported.

"The class of 2020 graduated while we were all just learning how to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic," MDE Commissioner Heather Mueller said in a statement. "This was a time of great uncertainty, and the perseverance of our students, educators and families demonstrates their commitment to rise to this moment and reach the end of their pre-K through grade 12 journey."


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