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High school grad rates are on the rise in B.C.

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December 30, 2014 - 7:06 AM

VICTORIA - The B.C. government says more students are graduating from high school than ever before.

The province's six-year student completion rate sits at 84.2 per cent for 2013-14, an increase of more than 10 per cent from 2000-2001.

The government says the increase accounts for all students, including aboriginal, special needs and those who are learning English.

The completion rate measures the percentage of students who graduate within six years from the first time they enrol in Grade 8.

The data shows graduation numbers for indigenous students reached a record high in 2013-14 to over 61 per cent, and completion rates for special needs students have improved by 86.2 per cent.

The highest completion rate in B.C. was in the Fort Nelson school district, sitting at 99.7 per cent.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2014
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