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Graduation rate

Graduation Rate measures the percentage of students that are graduating in four years and whether this percentage is increasing from one year to the next. This information reflects the graduation rate of the 2019 graduating class.

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Four Year Graduation Rate

What does this mean?

The graduation rate represents the percentage of students who graduate on time with a regular high school diploma. Graduating on time is defined as graduating within four years and a summer.

Why is this important?

This percentage shows how schools and districts are supporting students within the allotted four years of schooling.

 

Four year graduation rate over time

What does this mean?

This figure shows the four year graduation rate over time, making it clear whether or not there is improvement in helping students graduate on time.

Why is this important?

This figure demonstrates whether or not schools or districts are improving their supports for students in graduating on time.

Four year graduation rate by student gender

What does this mean?

This figure demonstrates the four year graduation rate by student gender.

Why is this important?

It is important to examine whether or not different student groups are succeeding at the same rate as their peers.

Four year graduation rate by student group

What does this mean?

This figure displays the four year graduation rate by various student groups.

Why is this important?

It is important to examine whether or not different student groups are succeeding at the same rate as their peers.

Four year graduation rate by student race

What does this mean?

This figure shows the rate of students from various racial backgrounds graduating in four years time.

Why is this important?

It is important to examine whether or not different student groups are succeeding at the same rate as their peers.

Indicators

Below you will find additional indicators that help determine graduation rate. Dropout rates reflect how many students are leaving school without graduating, and postsecondary enrollment displays how many graduating students are enrolling in postsecondary institutions.

Dropout Rate

What does this mean?

The dropout rate reflects the percentage of students who dropped out without graduating and earning a diploma.

Why is this important?

This factor is important in determining how schools and districts are preparing students to succeed and encouraging them to stay in school.