The Nebraska Department of Education reports the graduation rate from last year was 89.7%, up from 88.5% in 2013.
The department says the four-year graduation rate has improved steadily since 2011, when 86.1% of the high school seniors graduated in four years. The number of graduates continues to increase. In 2014, 19,500 students graduated from Nebraska high schools.
“Nebraska public schools set a new all-time high graduation rate this year, in effect, reaching the state goal,” Nebraska Education Commissioner Matt Blomstedt said in a written statement released by Nebraska Department of Education.