The graduation gap between minority groups and white students in Connecticut continues to shrink, according to the latest figures from the Department of Education.
More than nine out of ten white students graduated in Connecticut in the 2013-14 school year. Meanwhile, about 74 percent of Hispanic students graduated— up from 70.2 percent the previous year.
The graduation rate for black students also improved from 75.7 percent to 78.6 percent.
Compared to the national average, Connecticut’s gap has always lagged behind, but has seen improvement year over year.
Overall, students are graduating from high school at a higher rate than before, reaching 82 percent in 2013-14.
There are gains in every demographic.
In Connecticut, that trend continues except for students with limited English proficiency.
The percent of those students graduating went down slightly from 64 percent to 63 percent.
Explore the chart below or the map above to see how states compare in graduation gaps between different groups.
Note: An earlier version of this story transposed the Black-white gap (CT) data with the Hispanic-white gap (CT) in the Graduation gaps in the US and CT since 2010 chart.