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     November 18, 2019      #51-322 sdj
 
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Kankakee High School's graduation rate took a dive in 2019 after a surge the previous few years. The school district's top official says she believes the rate will go back up in 2020.

KHS graduation rate drops 

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KANKAKEE — For several years, Kankakee High School’s graduation rate rose significantly. Last school year, though, it took a dive.

The school district’s top official says she believes the drop is temporary.

In 2014, 74 percent of Kankakee High students graduated within four years, according to the Illinois Report Cards website. That number rose to 92 percent in 2018.

This put the school on par with nearby schools in higher-income towns. About 78 percent of Kankakee High’s students are classified as low income.

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