High school graduation rates are at all-time high

Christian Titman walks into Lamonica Stadium for Clovis High's graduation ceremony Thursday, June 4, 2015, in Clovis, Calif. The Native American student is wearing an eagle feather to his high school graduation after resolving a court fight with a California school district over the sacred object. (Eric Paul Zamora/The Fresno Bee via AP)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KRON) — High school graduation rates are at an all-time high, according to the Department of Education.

More than 84 percent of students nationwide graduated from high school last year, the highest percentage since 2011.

All minority groups saw a rise in graduation rates but there are still gaps.

Seventy-six percent of black students and 79 percent of Hispanic students graduated last year.

That’s compared to 88-percent of white students.

The overall high school graduation rate in California is 83 percent.

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