Riverside County takes lead among large counties in high school graduation rate

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Riverside County landed in the No. 1 spot among large counties throughout California for high school graduation rates this year, according to data released Thursday. The California Department of Education's "2019 California School Dashboard" showed that the county hit a milestone in the spring, with 90.1% of students countywide who began as freshmen in 2015 collecting their high school diplomas. "Every parent, educator and community leader in Riverside County who has stepped up to support our students and our schools should be proud of this accomplishment," said county Superintendent of Schools Judy White. "Through collaborative leadership with all 23 school districts, identifying and expanding innovative programs, and focusing on a shared commitment to building a s
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