Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced last month that the 2016-17 graduation rate of 89.1 percent is the highest on record for Tennessee. The statewide graduation rate is up more than half a percentage point since last year, and overall it has increased 3.6 percent since the 2010-11 school year. This year, graduation rates increased in nearly 56 percent of districts with high schools.
Fayetteville City was among the 43 districts – about one-quarter of the districts in the state – with graduation rates at or above 95 percent, up from 36 districts last year.
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