BAKERSFIELD - Kern County's graduation rate remains below the California average, according to new preliminary data.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced California’s graduation rate climbed to 80.2 percent as the dropout rate fell for the fourth year in a row.
That number reflects students who started high school in 2009-10 and graduated with their class in 2013. Graduation rates among African-American and Hispanic students climbed faster than the statewide average, although the rates remained lower overall.
Students that did not drop out and did not graduate are non-diploma special education students, still in school or they took a high school equivalency test.
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