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Report: New Jersey High School Graduation High

A new report finds New Jersey’s high school graduation rate is relatively high, and the number of “dropout factory” schools is shrinking.

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But a national study released Monday by America’s Promise and other education groups finds the state’s low-income students are graduating at a lower rate than others.

The study finds that 86 percent of New Jersey students who entered the ninth grade in 2008 went on to graduate in 2012. That rate is among the top 11 in the nation and is 6 points higher than the national rate.

Seventy-five percent of New Jersey low-income students graduate, compared with 90 percent of others. That 15-point gap is the same as the national average.

The state had 21 “dropout factory” schools in 2012, three less than it had in 2002.

 

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