Graduation rates in Minnesota improved from a year ago, according to the state's Department of Education.

More than 81 percent of high school students graduated on time in 2014, compared to 79.8 in 2013. 

The state has seen modest gains in graduation rates since 2011, according to MDE. By 2020, the state wants to see completion rates top 90 percent. 

“It is incredibly heartening to see our graduation rates continue on an upward trend,” Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius said. “Over the past four years, we have doubled down on our efforts to better support students on their path from K-12 to career and college, and these data show it is working."

See individual district results here.