Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

Increase the proportion of students who graduate with a regular diploma 4 years after starting 9th grade

Baseline: 84.1 percent of students attending public schools graduated with a regular diploma 4 years after starting 9th grade in school year 2015-16

Target: 90.7 percent

Target Setting Method
Percentage point improvement

Summary

There’s a strong connection between education and health—for example, higher levels of education are linked to a lower risk of death later in life. But many high school students don’t graduate, and graduation rates are lower in some racial/ethnic groups. Programs including vocational training, alternative schools, social-emotional skills training, and counseling can help more students graduate from high school.