Duluth School Graduation Rate Below State Average

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While Duluth’s graduation rate is trending down, the rest of the state is increasing.

New numbers from the Minnesota Department of Education show last school year Duluth graduated almost 75 percent of its students, which is the lowest rate the district has seen in six years.

The state average for the 2013/2014 school year is about 81 percent.

School officials say it’s difficult to pin point what is contributing to the low rate but they’re working to fix it.

“We are not satisfied with the number of kids that are not graduating,” said Assistant Superintendent of Duluth Public Schools, Eddie Crawford. “We want to see 100 percent of our students graduate.”

District officials say they’re developing a district-wide improvement plan that will hopefully bring rates up.

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