Nevada high school graduation rate tops 80% for first time

By  | 

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Nevada's high school graduation rate has topped 80 percent for the first time on record.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Steve Canavero says the 80.85 percent grad rate for 2016-17 is great news for Nevada's economy in need of more skilled workers.

That includes 83.2 in Clark County - an increase of 8.3 percent from the previous year in the largest school district in the state.

Washoe County high schools reported an 84 percent graduation rate - up 7.4 percent, and Elko County 85.1 percent, an increase of 5.1 percent.

Other county percentages were:

- Carson 83.9

- Churchill 73.3

- Douglas 87.5

- Eureka 100

- Humboldt 89.5

- Lander 92.3

- Lincoln 86.1

- Lyon 83.6

- Mineral 84.4

- Nye 79.3

- Pershing 100

- Storey 90.6

- White Pine 69.9

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)