Ohio's High School Graduation Rate Steadily Improves

According to a new federal report released on Tuesday, Ohio's public high school graduation rate is improving.

The report shows that there were 123,437 graduates in the state for the 2009-10 school year, with a graduation rate of 81.4 percent. This is higher than the national rate of 78.2 percent.

The 2009-10 school year's graduation rate is a steady increase from the 2006-07 school year, which saw a graduation rate of 78.7 percent.

The dropout rate for Ohio public high schools remained unchanged from the previous year. In 2009-10, the dropout rate was 4.2 percent, compared to the national rate of 3.4 percent. A total of 22,406 students dropped out, with an enrollment of 538,951 students in grades 9 to 12.