We've heard time after time, Idaho lags behind the rest of the nation in qualify of education and graduation rates.  That seems to continue to be the case. 

The U.S. Department of Education has released new information about the nation's high-school graduation rates.  Overall, it's good news and reaches an all-time high of 83.2% for the 2014-2015 school year.  It's the 5 consecutive of improvement across the nation.

Idaho unfortunately did not make up the same ground and still lags behind the national average.  Idaho's graduation rate of 78.9% puts us at 39th in the nation, and continues the trend of falling behind the average.  We have improved from 41st last year though.

For more on this story, you can see Boise Weekly's coverage HERE.