Most Allen County public high schools achieved higher 2021 graduation rates than the statewide rate, according to data the Indiana Department of Education released today.
Of the eight schools exceeding the statewide rate of 86.7%, six earned rates above 90%, including one -- East Allen University -- with a perfect 100%.
The four schools that fell below the statewide rate -- two each in Fort Wayne Community Schools and East Allen County Schools -- ranged from 81.7% to 86.3%.
"Looking ahead into 2022 and beyond, we must continue to work together to ensure our students earn their high school diploma and have access to intentional post-secondary credentials in high school," Katie Jenner, Indiana secretary of education, said in a statement. "This mission takes all of us as we strive to make an impact on our students' lives, now and well into the future."
Almost 40% of Hoosier students graduated with a Core 40 honors diploma or an International Baccalaureate diploma, the department said.