When it comes to the states year 12 attainment rates, the state government acknowledges we there's still a way to go.
A report released by the Productivity Commission showed Tasmania's rates were 20 per cent below the national average.
However, the state's retention rates had improved from 39 per cent in 2009.
Bass Liberal MP Roger Jaensch said despite the growth, they were aware the stats were not yet good enough.
"That's why we've started this process of change and reform," he said.
"We're glad to see the results so far, we've got a ways to go, but we're improving and increasing faster than we were before and we'll hunt down that national average.
"The signal that we've sent by extending high schools to year 11 and 12 is that we expect that everybody wants more years of education.
"I'm really proud of the Tasmanian community and the mums and dads and the young people out there who are perhaps going to be the first in their family's history to go onto years 11 and 12."
Labor education spokesman Josh Willie said the report showed young Tasmanians were being failed by the system.
He said the state's students had the worst post-school outcomes and lowest literacy skills in the country.
"It's a signal that more needs to be done to support government schools, particularly those in disadvantaged areas of the state," he said.
"Jeremy Rockliff and Peter Gutwein need to address the inequities in the education system. Failing to do so will continue to deliver the same poor results," he said.
Alongside retention rates, the report also revealed government schools had a higher proportion of students from special needs groups than non-government schools.
Tasmania had a higher proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pupils than the national average, with 10.5 per cent at government schools and 5.5 at non-government schools. This is compared to 7.3 per cent and 2.7 per cent nationally.
Tasmania also had a higher proportion of students from a low socioeconomic background, with 42.2 per cent studying at government schools compared to the national average of 30.6.
The number of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds studying at non-government schools was also higher than the national average by 7.4 per cent.
Students living with a disability make up 19.7 per cent of government school students nationally, with 18 per cent of Catholic students, and 19.2 students at independent schools.
In Tasmania, students with a disability made up 13 per cent of students.
Reports are available at pc.gov.au