Dropout Rates Decline, Graduation Rates Rise

Hopkinsville, KY – Christian County School District has upped the number of its students who graduate high school. According to data released today (Tuesday) from the Kentucky Department of Education Christian County's graduation rate rose a little over two percent to nearly 82 percent in 2008. This had dropped from a 2006 high of nearly 83 percent. The report also shows the county's high school dropout rates fell below the state average, decreasing from 4.2 to 3.1-percent. Statewide, high school students were more likely in 2008 to go on to college after finishing their degrees.