GCSE results in Lincoln and the rest of the county are above the national average, according to league tables.
The national league table showed that 16-year-old students at schools within the Lincolnshire area achieved an A*-C pass rate of 62.2% — the figure includes English and maths.
This is not only a rise of 3% on the previous year, but is also 4% above the national average.
In local authorities, Lincolnshire has risen two places to 32nd, out of 152, putting it in the top 25 percent of authorities in the country.
Overall, the number of A*-C grades in the county improved to 84% (5% above the average).
Pupils also achieving the English Baccalaureate — pupils achieving A*-C grades in English, maths, science, humanities (history or geography) and languages — increased to 18.6%.
Meanwhile for A-levels, 92.1% of students achieved two or more A-level passes and therefore also gained better points for potential university places.
Councillor Mrs Patricia Bradwell, Executive Councillor for Children’s Services, said: “Once more Lincolnshire students have achieved some fantastic results, whether in schools, academies or colleges.
“These are difficult times for young people but their achievements and qualifications should help towards securing jobs and other opportunities.”