The graduation rates are terrible, in part because of the gender gaps in graduation:
Boys fared much worse than girls in the Education Week numbers, with just 39.6 percent of Nevada's male high school students graduating in 2008, the most recent year for which figures were available for all states. Female students graduated at a rate of 50.1 percent. The national averages were 74.7 percent for girls and 67.7 percent for boys. The numbers steadily declined by ethnicity, with black students in Nevada having a 33 percent graduation rate and Hispanics at 29.6 percent. White students recorded a 55.8 percent graduation rate.
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