DENVER (CBS4) – Denver Public Schools celebrated a record increase in graduation rates. North High School saw the greatest increase with its rate going up more than 16%.

Across all DPS high schools, the graduation rate is 70% compared to 62% in 2014.

(credit: CBS)

Superintendent Susana Cordova says she is pleased with all of the hard work by students and educators.

“We are fundamentally changing what it means to be a student in the Denver Public Schools and create equity for all of our kids. Many of whom are gradating as a first of their family,” she said.

Cordova says they have a lot of work ahead to get more students graduating.

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