TN students graduating at record pace - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

TN students graduating at record pace

(Source: Public Domain Photos) (Source: Public Domain Photos)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

High school seniors in Tennessee are graduating at a record rate.

In 2017, graduation rates showed 89.1 percent of students in the state completed high school and in Shelby County, the overall district rate was 79.6 percent.

"While we recognize we still have lots of hard work to do to achieve our goal of 90 percent on-time graduation by 2025, we're very proud that our hardworking educators continue to move our students in the right direction," Shelby County Schools said in a statement.

Soulsville and Middle College topped the bar with 100 percent graduation rates.

Germantown High School students completed the year with a 96 percent rate and Whitehaven with at 91.7 percent.

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