GRADUATION RATES: Slight Statewide Improvement
For the third year in a row, the state’s graduation rate has improved, slightly.
The Iowa Department of Education shows 89.68-percent of Iowa seniors graduated in 2013. That’s up about half a percent from 2012 and over a full percent from 2011.
Council Bluffs reported the largest gains of Iowa’s largest schools with an increase of over 3 percent.
Des Moines schools were up a half-a-percent.