Idaho’s high school graduate rate rose slightly in 2014-2015 compared to the previous year.
The rate for students who graduated in four years was 78.9 percent, up from 77.3 percent in 2013-2014.
Idaho’s low graduation rate in 2013-2014 stunned legislative leaders after having been told for years the rate was in the high 80 percent to low 90 percent range. Idaho joined the rest of the states that have been calculating their graduation rate the same way in 2013-2014, which accounted in part for the slide.
“It is positive movement in the state regarding our graduation rate,” said Sherri Ybarra, state superintendent of public instruction.