Graduation rates among California’s and Vallejo public high school students are climbing and drop out rates are falling, the state Department of Education announced Wednesday.
“It’s all positive. It’s a step in the right direction,” Department of Education spokeswoman Tina Jung said.
The trend is also apparent in the Vallejo City Unified School District, which saw a slight boost in its graduation rate from the 2009-10 school year to last year.
In Vallejo, 54.1 percent graduated from high school this year, a small increase over the previous year’s rate of 53.6 percent, according to the state.