Michigan high school graduation rates

6:26 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Graduation rates drop for many Battle Creek area districts

Last year marked the first time since 2007 that statewide graduation rates matched those in the Battle Creek area. In other years, local rates have exceeded the state.
Tougher Michigan graduation requirements continued to challenge local schools last school year, with the local graduation rate falling and local dropout rate increasing even as the opposite was happening statewide. Across the 23 area school districts with high schools, 76 percent of the Class of 2012 graduated on time, according to data released Wednesday by the state.
12:23 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Michigan high school graduation rates rise

Michigan State Schools Superintendent Mike Flanagan calls it "positive news for Michigan schools."
Michigan's statewide four-year high-school graduation rate increased nearly 2 percent last year to 76.24 percent, according to data released today by the Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information. More than 53 percent of Michigan's school districts saw higher graduation rates, CEPI officials said, including Detroit Public Schools which boosted its rate by 5 percent, from 59.7 percent to 64.7 percent.