Graduation rates throughout the Mountain State, and here in Harrison County, are on the rise!

According to newly released data from the National Center for Education Statistics, West Virginia saw the fourth greatest increase in graduation rates.

The graduation rate in Harrison County rose by almost five percent, with almost every high school seeing an increase, according to WDTV.

Steve Gibson, Principal at Robert C. Byrd High School, was very pleased with the progress at his school.

“I think a lot of them didn’t realize there was a lot of options. [Until] about five years ago there wasn’t the options program. There’s Mountaineer Challenge, there’s credit recovery, so all those things have come into play so that if a student feels like their getting behind theres a way to catch up,” said Gibson.

Read the full story here by Cydney Cooper of WDTV.

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