Wisconsin’s high school graduation rate went above 90-percent in the last school year.
The Department of Public Instruction said yesterday that 90-and-a-half percent of students received their diplomas in 2011. That’s up from 89-point-nine percent in 2010, and 89-point-four percent the previous year. Native Americans were the only ethnic-or-racial group to have a decrease, with a graduation rate of 77-point-four percent – down more than one-percent from 2010. White students had the highest graduation rate at over 94-percent. Blacks had the lowest rate at 69-point-seven – but that was almost three-percent higher than the year before.