East Greenwich High School’s Class of 2014 had a 96 percent graduation, one of only five schools to score 95 percent or above, according to data released Thursday by the state Department of Education. It’s a four-point increase from 2013.
The other schools with graduation rates above 95 percent are Block Island School (100 percent), Classical High School in Providence (98 percent), Cranston High West (95 percent), and Portsmouth High School (97 percent).
Over all, the state’s graduation rate ticked up 1 percent over 2013, to 81 percent. That’s a 5.5 percent increase over 2009. The dropout rate of 8 percent was a percent lower than year ago and six points lower than 2009.
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