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Paducah schools enrollment, graduation rate higher

 “Where are they coming from? They’re coming out of the woodwork,” Brock said. “We’ve had several from the county, and what I’m projecting also to be a lot of our residents who maybe have gone to another district but are coming back to stay here within our district. The good work we’re doing is getting out there and being noticed.”

Assistant Superintendent Will Black also shared Monday night that the graduation rate for the 2015- 16 school year appears to have jumped almost 10 percent from the year before.

“We are trending upward,” Black said. “We’re excited. We have what we’re estimating to be an all-time best graduation rate of 93 percent.”

Tilghman’s graduation rate was 84 percent in 2015, 87 percent in 2014, and 82 percent in 2013.

“I want to commend Tilghman and also Choices (Alternative School) for their work on this in terms of really being proactive, figuring out what kids need to graduate.”

Between this regularly scheduled meeting and the next, the board will hold a tax hearing followed by a special called meeting at 4 p.m. Aug. 30 to set the district’s tax rates for the 2016-17 school year.

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