LANSING (WWJ) – New data out Friday morning shows statewide graduation rates in Michigan are going up.
The Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information says statewide nearly 80-percent of students are graduating. It’s the fourth straight year graduation rates have improved.
Of the top 10 districts with the most students in the state, 1200 to 3300 students, Rochester had the highest graduation rate at 96-percent. Detroit and Warren Consolidated had the lowest rate.
Dropout rates, in turn, continue trending downward. Michigan’s 2015 dropout rate was 9.12 percent, down 0.49 percent from last year.
State Superintendent Brian Whiston calls the information “promising news.”
“Michigan continues to move forward in preparing our students for success,” Whiston said in a statement. “Setting high standards, keeping students engaged in their learning, and having quality teachers deliver instruction in meaningful ways are key factors in helping Michigan become a Top 10 education state in 10 years.”
Graduation Rates For Michigan School Districts With The Most Students:
- Rochester Community School District — 96.19 percent
- Utica Community Schools — 92.44 percent
- Chippewa Valley Schools — 91.76 percent
- Livonia Public School District — 91.40 percent
- Walled Lake Consolidated Schools — 90.29 percent
- Dearborn City School District — 89.88 percent
- Plymouth-Canton Community Schools — 89.59 percent
- Ann Arbor Public Schools — 88.61 percent
- Warren Consolidated Schools — 82.38 percent
- Detroit City School District — 77.35 percent