Rising GRPS Grad Rates ‘A Community Effort’

Nearly 50 Percent Improvement in Five Years

by Charles Honey

Improving the district’s graduation rate by nearly 50 percent over five years takes a lot of people working together – and it will take a lot more to continue the trend. So said Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal, following the release of graduation rates for Grand Rapids Public Schools and other districts statewide. They showed GRPS’ rate has improved by 47 percent in five years...