High School Graduation

DCYF’s third outcome goal related to education is that high school students graduate on time. Among 84,828 high school students in the 2021 cohort, 70,009 (83%) graduated on time.

Among that 2021 cohort, about half (42,382) are indicated as low-income students. Non-low-income students graduated at a rate of 91%. By comparison, 74% of low-income students graduated on time.

Of youth receiving Juvenile Rehabilitation services during the 2005-2006 school year who were enrolled in ninth grade, 9 percent graduated on time (2008-2009) and an additional 5 percent graduated within the following two years.

Four Year Graduation Rate, by Income Group, 2020-2021 School Year
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