Graduation Rates Up

The Massachusetts high school  graduation rate is on the rise.  

State officials say the statewide  graduation rate was over 88 percent in 2017.  

That's a full percentage  point higher than the rate in the 2016 school year. 

The city of Boston  saw its graduation rate increase by three tenths of a percentage point,  and is currently over 72 percent.  

Acting Commissioner of Elementary  and Secondary Education Jeff Wulfson says he hopes the students and  teachers are proud of their improvement.

(Photo by Bob Carey/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

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