According to independent research, only 30% of Hispanic students in the class of 2008 received a high school diploma compared to 56% of white students. This is according to the most recent attainable data from Editorial Projects in Education Research Center, Diplomas Count 2011.
Nationally, 58% of Hispanic students and 78% of white students graduated with a diploma. Nevada is ranked at the very bottom of graduation rates, no matter who is reporting the data.
It should be noted that data reported by the state of Nevada (67%) and the federal government (56%) differ from each other, as well as from this and other independent sources (44%) because of what is used to define graduation rates. Some sources will include high school completions without a diploma as part of the “graduation rate.”