The Kentucky Department of Education has released its most recent graduation rate statistics, which shows improvement in the Christian County School System.
The numbers show improvements from 2010 to 2011 at Hopkinsville and Christian County High Schools, with district spokesperson Heather Aubin giving the rundown on the school system as a whole.
The individual schools each saw double-digit percentage point improvements in graduation rate during the last year of former Superintendent Brady Link’s term. Ms. Aubin says Hopkinsville is above state average and Christian County is very close.
82-percent of students who began the 2006-2007 school year as a freshman at Hopkinsville received a diploma or GED from somewhere by the end of last school year and the number was 77-percent at Christian County High.
Ms. Aubin says the positive numbers are another step toward an overall goal of graduating all students.
School will be back in session in Christian County August 15th.