Graduation rate is up in Denver, but nearly half don't finish on time

12/18/2009 | Denver Post, The

While data show a one-year increase of 3.2 percentage points in the 2009 Denver graduation rate, the numbers also show that just 52.7% earned their diplomas within four years. About 49% of the graduates went on to college, although more than half required remedial instruction. "We are not anywhere near where we need to be, in terms of percentages of our students who graduate from high school and those who are going on to college," Denver schools chief Tom Boasberg said.

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