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Graduation rates of local schools higher than state average

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The Indiana Department of Education released high school graduation rate data this week from the 2011-2012 school year.

Statewide, the Indiana graduation rate in 2012 was 88.38 percent, up from 86.61% in 2011. The federal rate was 87%, the DOE said.

Graduation rate data can be found at

According to the DOEs data, high schools across Porter County scored higher than the state average in 2012, including Chesterton High School which showed a graduation rate of 91.4 percent with a class of 384 students.

Morgan Twp. HS had the highest graduation rate in the county with 98.4 percent / 62 students, followed by Hebron HS with 97.5 percent / 79 students.

Wheeler HS reported 95.4 percent of its senior class graduated with 145 students. Kouts HSs rate for last year was 94.9 percent / 56 students. Valparaiso HSs rate was 91.8 percent / 461 students, Portage HSs rate was 90.7 percent / 546 students, Boone Grove HSs rate was 89.8 percent / 185 students, and Washington Twp. HSs rate was 88.9 percent / 48 students.


Posted 5/16/2013