Series of errors lead to better graduation rate in Cape Girardeau

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - A series of errors has lead to better news for Cape Girardeau's high school graduation rate.

This fall the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will revise the district's graduation rate from 73 percent to 78 percent.

This change comes after the school staff pored over student information from the last several school years and found mistakes, said Superintendent Dr. Jim Welker.

Some students were counted twice while other students were not credited if they came back to school, according to Welker.

The new number comes as the United Way's Education Solutions team gets ready to release its final report on student success for the district.

The new report includes the revised graduation rate.

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