Four-Year Graduation, Completion, and Dropout Data, Class of 2010

 

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Four-year longitudinal graduation, completion, and dropout data are provided for the class of 2010 by race/ethnicity, gender, economic status, program participation (bilingual or English as a second language, career and technical education, gifted and talented, special education, and Title I) and other student characteristics (at-risk, immigrant, limited English proficient, and migrant).  Some data are masked to comply with federal regulations concerning student privacy, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Definition

A four-year longitudinal graduation rate is the percentage of students from a class of beginning ninth graders who graduate by their anticipated graduation date, or within four years of beginning ninth grade. A four-year longitudinal completion rate is the percentage of students from the same class who complete their high school education by their anticipated graduation date. Completion may be defined as graduating, continuing in high school in the fall after graduation was expected, or receiving a General Educational Development (GED) certificate. The completion I rate consists of students who have graduated or continued in high school. The completion II rate consists of students who have graduated, continued in high school, or received GED certificates. Students who enter the Texas public school system over the years are added to the class, and students who leave the system for reasons other than graduating, receiving a GED certificate, or dropping out, or who could not be tracked from year to year, are subtracted. A four-year longitudinal dropout rate is the percentage of students from the same class who drop out before completing their high school education. Dropouts are counted according to the definitions in place the years they drop out. The definition changed in 2005-06. Longitudinal rates for the classes of 2009 and 2010 are comparable to one another. Rates for classes in which the national dropout definition was phased in (i.e., classes of 2006, 2007, and 2008) are not comparable from one class to another, nor are they comparable to rates for prior or later classes.

As an example, the four-year longitudinal rate for graduates is calculated by dividing the number of students who graduated by the number of students in the class:

Longitudinal graduation rate equals graduates divided by graduates plus continuers plus GED recipients plus dropouts multiplied by one hundred

For a description of how high school completion and graduation rates are calculated, please see Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools, 2009-10.

Data Search

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Data Download

To download a comma-delimited (.csv) file containing data for all campuses or all districts in the state, please choose from one of the following options. Please note that downloads may take a few minutes.

Campus-level data (.csv) [1.3 MB] and Campus-level record layout
District-level data (.csv) [0.8 MB] and District-level record layout


Contact Information:

For questions or comments about grade-level retention rates, completion rates, graduation rates, dropout rates, and leavers, please e-mail the Texas Education Agency Division of Accountability Research or contact the division by phone at 512-475-3523.

This page last updated July 2011

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