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Friday, January 12, 2018 11:49 am

Graduation rates mixed at area high schools

Matthew LeBlanc | The Journal Gazette

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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