Two Baton Rouge high schools improve graduation rates
Baton Rouge, La. - Two high schools in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System have made great strides in increasing graduation rates.
McKinley High School has won the Louisiana Department of Education Award for making the High Priority School Honor Roll by ranking in the top 10 schools statewide for double-digit growth.
To earn the Office of College and Career Readiness award, the school increased its cohort graduation rate by 14.4 percent for 2010-2011 over the previous year.
Although not considered a High Priority School by the state, Northeast High School had a similar accomplishment last year.
Its graduation rate grew by 14.5 percent over the previous year.