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Nevada high schools post highest graduation rates on record

(MGN Online){ }

Nevada high schools posted their highest graduation rate on record for the Class of 2017, according to the Nevada Department of Education.

Officials say high schools in the Silver State had a graduation rate of 80.85 percent -- an increase of seven percentage points.

Nevada's two largest school districts -- Clark County and Washoe County -- both outpaced the rest of the state with healthy gains.

The Washoe County School District graduated 84.02 percent -- an increase of 7.38 points -- while the Clark County School District graduated 83.22 percent -- and increase of 8.34 points.

Five other districts in the state showed double-digit gains from 2016:

• The Pershing County School District graduated 100 percent – an increase of 16.67 points

• The Churchill County School District graduated 73.26 percent – an increase of 13.56 points

• The Mineral County School District graduated 84.38 percent – an increase of 10.19 points

• The Humboldt County School District graduated 89.50 percent – an increase of 13.22 points

• The Lander County School District graduated 92.31 percent – an increase of 12.05 points

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