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State: High school graduation rate continues to climb

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LANSING, MI (AP) -

The state reports that 4-year high school graduation rates in Michigan increased for the 2014-15 academic year.

The Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information says Friday that the increase was from about 78.6 to just below 80 percent.

It was the fourth consecutive year of improvement. The rate was about 76.2 percent for 2011-12.

The Rochester Community School District's rate was about 96.2 percent, up from 95.4 percent from the 2013-14 class.

Other districts showing improvement included Utica Community Schools at 92.4 percent and Chippewa Valley Schools at 91.8 percent.

Detroit's public schools also improved from about 71 percent to 77.4 percent.

The Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information is a division of the state's Budget Office.

See the study data here.

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