(02/27/2016)
Wirt County High School is among 47 West Virginia high schools recognized for having a graduate rate higher than 90% during the 2014-15 school year.

There are 116 high schools in the state.

West Virginia State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Martirano, along with Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and West Virginia Board of Education President Mike Green honored the schools during a ceremony at the state capitol.

According to a news release, recent data show more students in West Virginia are graduating from high school when compared to previous years.

From 2012-13 to 2013-14, West Virginia saw the fourth-greatest increase in high school graduation rates in the nation with an increase from 81.4 percent to 84.5 percent.

Calhoun High School has seen an increase in graduation rates.

Last October, Calhoun Superintendent of Schools Tim Woodward said Calhoun Schools has one of the highest high school graduation rates in the Mountain State, reaching a graduation rate of 90% during the last five years.


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