Hawaii’s 2007 seniors have 95.8% grad rate
Hawaii's public schools graduated 10,700 students in the 2006-07 school year, in line with past figures, according to the state Department of Education.
That means 95.8 percent of 11,170 seniors enrolled at the end of the school year got a diploma or certificate; 470 students, or 4.2 percent, failed to graduate.
The figures don't account for students who drop out of the system. Hawaii's dropout rate has hovered around 15 percent in the past three years. More than a third of the students who graduated earned a Board of Education Recognition Diploma, which requires additional credits and at least a 3.0 grade point average.