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Report: NY grad, dropout rates continue to improve

Posted at: 01/22/2013 6:36 AM
By: Associated Press

A federal report shows public high school graduation rates continue to improve as dropout rates decline in New York.
    
The U.S. Department of Education says there were 183,826 graduates in 2009-2010, an estimated 76-percent of the freshmen enrolled four years earlier. The rates were 87-percent for white students, 62 for African-Americans, 61 for Hispanics, 92 for Asians and 60 for Native Americans.
    
The statistics released Tuesday show the overall rate has improved steadily from 61-percent in 2002-2003.
    
The graduation rate was 78-percent nationally.
    
New York's dropout rate was 3.6-percent, compared to 3.4-percent nationally. The rate among white students was 1.7-percent, 6.5-percent for African-Americans, 5.4 for Hispanics, 2.4-for Asians and 5.6-for Native Americans.
    
The overall rate was 5.5-percent in 2002-2003.