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Most Southwest Louisiana parishes see drop in graduation rates

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SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) -

The Louisiana Department of Education recently released district and school graduation outcomes for the class of 2016.

According to the report, out of 39,000 students that graduated last year, 22,000 of them went to college.

Last year, there was a 77 percent graduation rate. That's 3,000 more students graduated in 2016 from 2012.

Louisiana suffered a slight drop, from the 77.5 graduation rate the state had in 2014-2015.

Jeff Davis Parish saw a 3 percent increase while the rest of Southwest Louisiana's parishes' rates dropped.

Here is a look at how Southwest Louisiana fared:

  • Allen Parish: 88.88 percent graduation rate (down 2.3 percent from previous year)
  • Beauregard Parish: 91.6 percent graduation rate (down 2.3 percent from previous year)
  • Calcasieu Parish: 80.4 percent graduation rate (down 2.1 percent from previous year)
  • Cameron Parish: 88.2 percent graduation rate (down 4.1 percent from previous year)
  • Jeff Davis Parish: 92.5 percent graduation rate (up 3 percent from previous year)
  • Vernon Parish: 88.5 percent graduation rate (down 1.6 percent from previous year)

To view the complete report, click HERE.

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