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From today’s Republican-AMerican

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Most in Litchfield Country see graduation rates increase

BY BRUNO MATARAZZO JR.
AND KURT MOFFETT
REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN

A majority of Litchfield County high schools saw their four-year graduation rates increase, mirroring gains made across the state.

Statewide, 87 percent of the class of 2014 graduated in the expected four-year time frame, according to data released by the state Wednesday. That’s up 1.5 percent year-over-year and 5.2 percent from 2010. Officials were particularly pleased with year-over-year gains for some demographics that have struggled with school performance. The four-year rate for Hispanic students is up 3.8 points to 74 percent. The rate for black students is up 2.9 points to 78.6 percent. Students eligible for free lunch saw their rate climb 4.5 points to 73.1 percent. Those eligible for reduced- cost lunch rose 3.7 points to 87.8 percent.

In Litchfield County, the high school four-year graduation percentage rates were all in 80s and 90s. involved schools that are typically in the 90s. Oliver Wolcott Technical High School in Torrington, Litchfield, Wamogo, and Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village all saw slight decreases.

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