Graduation rates increase in Wyoming

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Cheyenne, Wyo. (KGWN) - In Wyoming, graduation rates have increased. The class of 2018 posted a four-year graduation rate of 81.17 percent. This is a 1.5 percent increase over last year.

It is Wyoming's fifth straight year of graduation increases. Fifteen districts graduated more than 90 percent of their students. Factors that may have helped to improve the graduation rate include heightened attention to data collection and a focus on not only getting students ready for college, but also for career and military.

There has also been a focus placed on teacher student interactions, so that the students are learning what they need to know to succeed.

Students are counted in the four-year high school graduation rate if they earn a diploma by September 15.