Graduation rates drop for many Battle Creek area districts

6:26 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Graduation rates drop for many Battle Creek area districts

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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.