Which cities have the best high school graduation rates?
San Luis Obispo County has one of the highest high school graduation rates in the country, according to a new report.
Financial news website 24/7 Wall Street compiled a list of the nation’s highest and lowest graduation rates by metropolitan area, based on data from County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, which measures vital health factors, such as obesity, smoking, unemployment and graduation rates.
The San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande area ranked 10th on the list of highest graduation rates, with 92.7 percent of public school freshmen who entered in the 2009-10 school year graduating on time in the 2012-13 school year. It was the only California area to make the list.
92.7 percentHow much of the 2009-10 freshman class graduated on time in the 2012-13 school year, according to County Health Rankings and Roadmaps.
Sherman-Dennison, Texas, had the highest high school graduation rate at about 94.8 percent. Other cities on the list are Ames, Iowa (94.1 percent); Bloomington, Indiana (93.6 percent); Muncie, Indiana (93.6 percent); Wichita Falls, Texas (93.4 percent); St. Joseph, Missouri (93.3 percent); Longview, Texas (93.2 percent); Wasau, Wisconsin (93.1 percent) and State College, Pennsylvania (93 percent).
The company also published a list of the lowest graduation rates in the country: Albany, Oregon, topped that list with only 51.3 percent on its 2009 freshman class graduating; followed by Carson City, Nevada (57.5 percent); Sebring, Florida (62 percent); Santa Fe, New Mexico (63.2 percent); Eugene, Oregon (65.3 percent); Macon, Georgia (66.2 percent); Farmington, New Mexico (67.7 percent); Albany, Georgia (68 percent); Medford, Oregon (68.1 percent) and Grants Pass, Oregon (68.6 percent).