Ohio’s High School Graduation Rate Is Too Low< < Back to
Ohio high school students aren't graduating, says Ohio's new superintendent.
Doctor Richard Ross, recently sworn in as the states 37th superintendent, says that the high school graduation rate for the state is far too low.
The U.S Department of Education shows that in Ohio 80 percent of high school students receive a diploma putting it at 23rd in the nation.
These students however, Ross says, aren't well prepared for college.
Minority students fall even lower than the statewide percentage.
59 percent of African American students graduate and the graduation rate for students with limited English falls at 53 percent
Ross says none of these numbers are good enough for Ohio students.