More Roanoke kids are getting their diplomas than ever before, but there's still more work to be done.
That's the word from the Roanoke City school leaders who released graduation rates.
Roanoke City looked at the high school graduation rate from 2008 to 2012.
During that time, those numbers went from 59-percent to more than 76-percent.
The increase was reflected in all racial groups, special education and English as a second language students.
"I think this shows the school system continues to do better and a great job of what we're doing, and I also think the kids are coming forward with what they need to do and I think they're bolstered by a lot of the stuff that we're offering -Forest Park Academy, the community college program that guarantees kids two years of paid college, it's great stuff," says David Carson, Roanoke City School Board Chairman.
Carson says the schools are working toward a 100-percent graduation rate, but this is a move in the right direction.