Public High School Graduation Rates and High School Completion statistics: National Center for Education Statistics
McFarland, J., Cui, J., Rathbun, A., and Holmes, J. (2018). Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 2018 (NCES 2019-117). U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 12/2018 from http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch.
While advocates for increasing graduation rates tend to focus on the moral argument that all children deserve a quality education, they could just as easily look at compelling bottom lines in terms of costs to the individuals and society.
Data from Statistical Atlas. Go to U.S. Census Bureau Current Population Survey (2018) for updates.
We are frequently asked for statistics or facts about K-12 dropouts. Below are some links to useful information:
Link to the statistics in a particular state through the State Education Agency’s website. Here is a list of connections to each state.
At any given time in a student’s life he/she can become “at-risk.” One must look at a variety of situations and life factors to determine at-riskness. Not all students who are identified as being at risk dropout and so it is important to realize that this is a multidimensional concept that has no set rules.