While the overall high school graduation rate in North Dakota remains high, Native American students continue to lag behind.
The total graduation rate in 2015-16 — the most recent year data is available — was about 87 percent. For Native American students, however, that number is significantly lower. The graduation rate for that demographic group was roughly 65 percent in 2015-16.
On Wednesday, the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction held a Dropout Prevention and Re-engagement Summit, a pre-summit for the Fall Educators Conference held this week in Bismarck.