Eleven of the 14 public high schools in northeast Indiana exceeded the state average in their 2017 graduation rates, a state report said Friday.
The statewide graduation rate last year stood at 87.2 percent, down from 89.1 percent in 2016, the Indiana Department of Education reported.
In northeast Indiana, Garrett High School recorded the highest graduation rate at 97.1 percent. The report said 134 of Garrett 138 seniors received their diplomas in 2017.
Garrett’s rate exactly matched its number for 2016, which also ranked as the area’s best.
Central Noble High School ranked second in the area at 94.7 percent for 2017, slightly ahead of Westview’s 94.6 percent.
Among nonpublic schools, Lakewood Park Christian School of Auburn recorded a 100 percent graduation rate last year, with all 36 of its seniors receiving diplomas. The school also achieved a 100 percent rate in 2016.
Local schools’ graduation rates:
Central Noble 94.7
Prairie Heights 93.3
Columbia City 91.6
East Noble 91.0
West Noble 89.2
State avg. 87.2
Lakewood Park 100
Howe School 56