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High school graduation rates are on the rise around the country, according to a new report from Education Week. At 72 percent, the nation’s graduation rate has reached its highest point since the 1980s.
The states with the highest graduation rates are New Jersey, North Dakota, Vermont and Wisconsin, which each graduate more than 80 percent of their high school students, according to data from the Alliance for Excellent Education. At the other end of the spectrum, District of Columbia, Georgia, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico and South Carolina graduate fewer than 60 percent of their high school students.
Utah currently has a high school graduation rate of 76 percent, 33rd in the country. Yet within the state, many high schools boast much higher graduation rates. For example, Manila High School in Daggett County has a graduation rate of 95 percent, as does Davis High School in Kaysville, Utah.