Fewer students are dropping out of class and more students are graduating in the San Diego School District, according to statistics released in 2014.
The district has the lowest dropout rate and second highest graduation rate among the state’s largest districts, according to a recently released report by the California Department of Education.
In 2014, 4.5 percent of students dropped out of school, a 0.7 percent decrease from the previous year. Statewide, 11.6 percent of students dropped out in 2014. Countywide in San Diego, the number was 9.7 percent.
"The data show that our high expectations for all students are being met and that we are on the right course to make even greater progress across all student groups,” said Superintendent Cindy Marten in a statement.
89.6 percent of the 7,096 seniors in the Class of 2014 graduated, an increase from the previous year. Garden Grove Unified School District had the highest graduation rate in the state, with 89.7 percent of their approximately 3,600 students graduating. In San Diego County, 79.6 percent of students graduated.