Recent data on nationwide high school graduation rates has placed Massachusetts outside the top 10 states in the nation with an average of 83 percent of students graduating.
The preliminary data was based on four-year cohort groups and released by the U.S. Department of Education on Monday. Final numbers will be released in the coming months.
Peabody High finds itself just below that state average with an 82.2 percent rate of graduation, which is still an improvement over recent years.
When compared to other nearby public high schools, Peabody is doing better than Salem High, Lynn English or Lynn Classical, but trails Beverly and Danvers High.
Here's how North Shore high schools compare:SCHOOL RATE Beverly High 88.4 Danvers High 90.6 Hamilton-Wenham 97.6 Lynn Classical 75.3 Lynn English 80.2 Lynnfield High 97.8 Manchester-Essex 97.3 Marblehead High 96.9 Masconomet 99.4 Peabody High 82.2 Salem High 81.7 Salem Academy 87.1 Swampscott 96.8 Wakefield High 93.5