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STATE: Washoe Schools Boast Record Graduation Rates


Traci Davis

The Nevada Department of Education announced today that Washoe County, along with other Nevada counties, posted its highest graduation rate on record.

Nevada high schools posted their highest graduation rate ever at 81 percent for the class of 2017 – an increase of seven percentage points, according to state data.

“This is great news for our high school graduates and Nevada’s new economy that is counting on our education system producing more skilled workers,” said Steve Canavero, superintendent of public instruction. “We are actually ahead of our goals for graduation rates, another strong indicator that Nevada is becoming the fastest improving state in the nation.”

The Washoe County School District (WCSD) graduated 84 percent of its students, an increase of 7.4 points.

“All of us at WCSD are working to ensure the academic success of our students on the path to graduation, beginning on the first day of pre-kindergarten and continuing through the last day of their senior year in high school,” said Traci Davis, WCSD superintendent. “As educators, we know that every year spent in school is important. Our teachers, aides, principals, administrators, and staff members come to work every day and encourage our students to work toward their goals, stay on that graduation path, and achieve their dreams. WCSD posted outstanding results that show the resources we have worked so hard to establish are working effectively, and are providing our students with the support they need to succeed.”

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