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Jul 21, 2014 8:44 AM by AP

Iberville tops state in improving graduation rate

The Iberville Parish School District landed at the top of the class this year in the state's graduation rate report.

The school system logged the biggest percentage improvement in the number of students finishing high school within four years.

The Advocate reports the school district experienced a 14.1 percentage point increase in the Louisiana Department of Education graduation rate report.

The report says that 74 percent of Iberville Parish students in the 2012-13 school year finished high school within four years. During the previous year, the school district only saw 59.9 percent of its high school students graduate on time.

School Superintendent Ed Cancienne credit the district's impressive performance to a specialized team of faculty and staff that includes high school principals, guidance counselors and graduation coaches.


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