A report dated Oct. 16, 2017, from the Nevada Department of Education, reported that the graduation rate data indicates that Nevada high school now has an 80.55 graduation rate record for the Class of 2017. An increased rate of seven percentage points.

“While these graduation rates won’t be official until December, this is great news and the strongest indicator yet that Nevada is the fastest improving state in the nation, said Steve Canavero, Ph.D., Superintendent of Public Instruction of the Nevada Department of Education. “”Completing high school and ensuring our students are on college and career pathways are essential for Nevada’s future economic viability.”

Both Clark County School District and Washoe County School District had the largest gain within the state. Clark County School District graduated 82.17 percent. An increase of 7.83 points. Washoe County School District graduated 83.79 percent. An increase of 7.15 points.

Mineral County School District had an increase of 13.3 points, graduating 88.7 perfect. Pershing County rated the highest at 100 percent.

This is the seventh year that the department of education has calculated the graduation rate. The use the adjusted cohort rate to determine the percentage, as required by the U.S. Department of Education. The four-year adjusted cohort graduation rates is defined by then a student enters the ninth grade. It is calculated using the numbers of students who graduate within four years with adjustments for transfer out students.