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Graduation rates declined at all but one of Albuquerque Public Schools’ 13 traditional high schools, with four of them dropping by more than 10 points, new data released by the state shows.
Only Valley High School was able to raise its graduation rate – moving up 0.6 percentage points from 70.9 percent to 71.5 percent.
Meanwhile, Cibola, Highland, Manzano and Rio Grande high schools saw double-digit drops. Two of those schools, Highland and Rio Grande, saw their graduation rates jump by about 10 percentage points in 2013.
APS interim Superintendent Brad Winter said the district administration is taking a look at the new graduation numbers to see what might have contributed to the drop. He noted the district received the new graduation data Friday afternoon.