New data shows that high schoolers are completing the assignment and walking across the stage at graduation. According to the Maryland State Department of Education, the four-year cohort graduation rate was over 86-percent in 2022. Despite about a percentage drop from the year prior, officials are pleased with the data as the pandemic significantly impacted schools over the past few years. Officials also revealed the number of students that graduated in five years saw a slight increase from 2021 to 2022. Federal standards were met with the latest graduating class.