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Long Island High School Graduation Rates Outpace State

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Long Island’s high school graduation rate increased slightly in 2019. That’s according to data from the state Education Department.

Nearly 90% of students in Nassau and Suffolk graduated on time in four years, compared to a little more than 80% in 2018.

The rate also continued to be above the New York State average. 

There was also a small increase in Long Island students passing advanced courses in 2019 compared to 2018. Both rates were still higher than the statewide average.

Data also showed a disparity in graduation rates between higher- and lower-income school districts.