Indiana High School Graduation Rate Remains Virtually Unchanged

By Andrew Pillow

In 2016 Indiana’s graduation rate was 89 percent according to the Indiana Department of Education figures released onThursday. In 2015 the graduation rate was 88.8 percent.

That rate is up from 78 percent in 2006. However it’s worth noting that not every Indiana diploma is created equal. It’s unclear how many students graduated with general diplomas and how many graduated with “Core 40” diplomas.

The achievement gap was on full display in the latest results. 91 percent of white students graduated. However, only 80 percent of black students graduated.

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Andrew Pillow

Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.