Buffalo Public Schools Superintendent Pamela Brown announced Wednesday that the district’s high school graduation rate for this past June climbed to 53 percent.

That represents a 6 percentage point increase over the district’s on-time graduation rate of 47 percent last year, though it is still below 2011’s 54 percent.

She also stated that scores on the 11th-grade Regents exams increased by a few percentage points this year and that overall attendance increased as well. Short-term suspensions also fell.

Brown made the announcement Wednesday while discussing how the district will improve its state standardized test score results for elementary students.