On Air Now

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »

Listen

Listen Live Now » 1360 AM Northeast, WI 97.5 FM Green Bay, WI

Weather

Current Conditions(Green Bay,WI 54303)

More Weather »
63° Feels Like: 63°
Wind: SSE 3 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0.01”
Current Radar for Zip

Today

Partly Cloudy 79°

Tonight

Thunderstorms Late 66°

Tomorrow

Scattered Thunderstorms 77°

Alerts

High school graduation rates up to 88% in Wisconsin

Graduation cap (Photo By Adrien Facélina [LGPL (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons).
Graduation cap (Photo By Adrien Facélina [LGPL (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons).

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - 88 percent of Wisconsin public high school seniors graduated last May -- about a half-percent more than the previous year.  

The state Department of Public Instruction released the numbers Thursday.  

Minorities have made gains over the past three years -- but their graduation rates still lag behind white seniors. The report said over 92 percent of white students graduated from high school in 2013 -- but only 74 percent of Hispanics earned their diplomas, as well as almost 65 percent of African-Americans.

Still, the black graduation rate was over four percent higher than in 2010, and about five percent more Hispanics received diplomas in that time period.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

Comments