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Nevada High School Graduation Rate Worst In Nation

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(Las Vegas, NV) — Nevada has a 62 percent high school graduation rate amd will need to graduate thousands more to reach the national average.

Data released by the U.S. Department of Education lists Nevada dead last of any state in the nation for the 2010-11 school year.

New Mexico, Georgia, Alaska and Oregon joined Nevada at the bottom of the rankings.

A new system is now in place to come up with the grdauation rate calculation, which tracks ninth-grade students and whether they finish high school in four years with a diploma.

To become level with the national average of 80 percent, Nevada will need to graduate 6,000 more studenst each year.

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