Louisiana Sets High Mark With 2016 Graduation Numbers
According to the state department of education, Louisiana saw the most students in the history of the state get a high school diploma in 2016. Nearly 39,000 in the state graduated, which is roughly 77% percent of the graduation cohort.
Locally, DeSoto Parish schools had the highest graduation rate with 94.1 percent. Bossier Parish had an 82.8 percent graduation rate. Caddo had the lowest in the area at 73.6 percent.
As a whole, Louisiana hopes to have a 90% graduation rate state wide by 2025.
Here are the graduation rates for school districts in NW LA:
Bienville Parish: 89.1%
Bossier Parish: 82.8%
Caddo Parish: 73.6%
Claiborne Parish: 88.3%
Desoto Parish: 94.1%
Natchitoches Parish: 80.8%
Red River Parish: 78.5%
Sabine Parish: 92.3%
Webster Parish: 80.8%