American high school students are graduating at higher rates, including U.S. Latinos.
Data from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) ‘s National Center for Education Statistics revealed the U.S. high school graduation rate reached a new peak of 82.3 percent during the 2013-2014 academic year; it’s the highest level since stated adopted a new mechanism to calculate graduation rates five years ago.
The DOE noted the graduation gap between Latino and black students and white students have narrowed.
Specifically within the Latino population, high school graduation rates hit 76.3 percent, which is an increase of 5.3 percent during the 2010-2011 academic year. For the 2013-2014 year, the Latino high school graduation rate was 85.5 percent in Texas, higher than California’s 77 percent, Florida’s 64.7 percent and New York’s 63.9 percent. Click here for more information.