SHREVEPORT, La. (KMSS) — Graduation rates are a major issue across America. The Louisiana Department of Education recently announced the percentage of high school students graduating from select high schools in Caddo Parish is at an all time high.
Officials at Green Oaks High School are glad the hard work is paying off.
"You have to put in the work, no one is going to give you anything, you have to come to school, you have to take care your academic responsibilities and the rewards is so much greater in the end," said Principal Marvin Alexander.
Data released from the State's Department of Education also shows that more than 60 percent of Caddo High school seniors completed high school in 2012.
In 2009, the graduation rate at Green Oaks wasn't even at 50 percent. Today, that number has increased to more than 70 percent.