New Mexico high school students set all-time high graduation rate


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Hats off to the class of 2016 for setting an all-time high graduation rate in New Mexico.

Gov. Martinez announced Monday that more students are graduating high school in the state than ever before.

The graduation rate for 2016 was 71 percent, up 8 percent since 2011.

Graduation rates also increased for New Mexico’s Hispanic, African-American, low-income and developmentally disabled students.

“I think it’s amazing that we have finally seen the proof of the reforms we have implemented are showing that these work. They just needed the time to be implemented and to show the grad rates are going to go up and that we have also raised the bar,” said Gov. Martinez.

Graduation rates increased in 48 of the state’s 89 school districts.

To view all graduation rates by district and school, click here. 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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