Report ranks New Mexico as worst state for graduation rates

High School Graduation

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)– A report called “Building a Grad Nation” ranks New Mexico as the worst state in America for high school graduation rates.

It shows about 68-and-a- half percent of New Mexico high school students graduated in 2014.

It also says the state’s biggest challenge is teaching english as a second language.

The report points out that a majority of students that don’t graduate come from low-income families. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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