NYC high school graduation rates reach new high for 6th year in a row

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- New York City's high school graduation rates reached a new record high for the sixth year in a row in all five boroughs.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza announced Thursday afternoon that new data shows the city's graduation rate hit an all-time high of 77.3% in 2019.

Officials say that's a 1% increase from last year.

Data shows an increase in graduation rates in all five boroughs. Staten Island had the highest of over 80%.

The largest improvement in graduation rates was in the Bronx, with a borough-wide record-high of nearly 70%.

This rate shows that the achievement gap between races continues to narrow.

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