Graduation rates at five Allen County public high schools dropped in 2017, data released Friday by the Indiana Department of Education show.
Rates at the county's seven other public high schools increased.
Among local schools, Carroll High School had the highest rate, 98.8 percent. Woodlan Junior-Senior High School had the highest year-to-year increase, bumping its graduation rate nearly 3 percent to 90.5 percent this year.
Private schools Bishop Dwenger High School and Blackhawk Christian Junior-Senior High School each had perfect graduation rates for 2017. Those were the only schools in Allen County to see each senior graduate.
Rates at East Allen University, Leo Junior-Senior High School, Snider High School, Homestead Senior High School and Wayne High School fell. Heritage Junior-Senior High School, New Haven High School, North Side High School, Northrop High School, South Side High School and Carroll High School each saw increases.
Rates at other local schools:
East Allen University - 97.1 percent
Heritage Junior-Senior High School - 93 percent
Leo Junior-Senior High School - 92.8 percent
New Haven High School - 88 percent
North Side High School - 82.8 percent
Northrop High School - 94.1 percent
Snider High School - 90.9 percent
South Side High School - 85.5 percent
Wayne High School - 89.5 percent
Homestead Senior High School - 96.1 percent
Bishop Luers High School - 93.5 percent
Concordia Lutheran High School - 99 percent
Cornerstone College Prep. School - 80 percent
Horizon Christian Academy - 75 percent
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