Nevada State Department of Education recently reported that Nevada’s high school graduate rate is currently on the rise.

The department explained that the class of 2018’s graduation rate was increased 83 percent which is an increase of over two percentage points overall.

The State Superintendent of Public Instruction Steve Canaverso stated that the increase “is an indicator that Nevada schools are going in the right direction and be a national leader in education improvement.”

Mineral County High School led the increase with nearly five percentage points. Clark County and Carson City reported two percentage points with Washoe County reporting an increase of about a third of a percentage point.

Those counties reporting deceases were Lander, Pershing and White Pine.