WASHINGTON - A new federal report shows the graduation rate at Ohio's public high schools is improving.
The report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education says there were 123,437 graduates in Ohio for the 2009-10 school year. The graduation rate was 81.4 percent, higher than the nation's rate of 78.2 percent.
That's a steady increase from the 2006-2007 school year, in which the state saw a graduation rate of 78.7 percent.
The dropout rate among students at Ohio public high schools remained unchanged from the previous school year.
Ohio's rate was 4.2 percent in 2009-10, compared with the nation's rate of 3.4 percent. The report said a total of 22,406 public high school students dropped out with an enrollment of 538,951 in grades 9 to 12.
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