State graduation rates up, dropouts down

State graduation rates up, dropouts down

LANSING — High school graduation rates in Michigan are on the rise.

That’s according to data released Friday by the Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information. For the 2014-2015 school year, the statewide “on-time” graduation rate was 79.79%, up 1.21% from the previous year.

Officials from the State Budget Office say this is the fourth consecutive year of improvement. Dropout rates have also been on a downward trend during that period, losing nearly half a percent. CEPI’s MI School Data website has graduation and dropout rates that you can view by clicking here