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Nevada HS graduation rate tops 80 percent for first time

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s high school graduation rate has topped 80 percent for the first time on record.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Steve Canavero says the 80.85 percent grad rate for 2016-17 is great news for Nevada’s economy in need of more skilled workers.

That includes 83.2 in Clark County — an increase of 8.3 percent from the previous year in the largest school district in the state.

Washoe County high schools reported an 84 percent graduation rate — up 7.4 percent, and Elko County 85.1 percent, an increase of 5.1 percent.

Other county percentages were:

— Carson 83.9

— Churchill 73.3

— Douglas 87.5

— Eureka 100

— Humboldt 89.5

— Lander 92.3

— Lincoln 86.1

— Lyon 83.6

— Mineral 84.4

— Nye 79.3

— Pershing 100

— Storey 90.6

— White Pine 69.9

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