Fact-check: Does Texas have a 90% high school graduation rate?

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By Nusaiba Mizan, PolitiFact Texas/Austin American-StatesmanJuly 6, 2022 10:15 am, ,

From PolitiFact Texas/Austin American-Statesman:

Gov. Greg Abbott’s reelection campaign lauded education in Texas, with a May 15 video touting Blue Ribbon public schools, U.S. News ranking four Texas high schools among the top 50 STEM high schools, and the Texas public high school graduation rate.

“Governor @GregAbbott_TX has lead education to a brighter future,”Abbott’s campaign Twitter account @TexansforAbbott’s tweeted, “That’s why Texas’ public high school graduation rate is at 90% overall.”

Does Texas have a 90% high school graduation rate? State data supports the Abbott campaign’s statistic:

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