COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA) – A new report from the SC Department of Education is giving us a better idea about the graduation rate in high schools across South Carolina.
The state average rose to 82.6 percent, which is a 2-percent jump from last year.
In the upstate, 7 out of 22 districts were below that state average with Union County ranking the lowest at 73 percent.
Anderson District 1 had the highest graduation rate in our area, with 93.1 percent, which was an improvement from 92 percent last year.
“Our high school graduation rate continues to climb to an unprecedented 82.6%,” said State Superintendent Molly Spearman.
“This is over a 2% increase from last year and a true testament to the collaborative effort of students, parents, and educators to ensure that all graduates are prepared for success and meeting the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate ” concluded Spearman.
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