Most Recent Data:
86.5 percent (2019-20)
84.1 percent of students attending public schools graduated with a regular diploma 4 years after starting 9th grade in school year 2015-16
Increase the proportion of students who graduate with a regular diploma 4 years after starting 9th grade
Data Source: Common Core of Data (CCD), ED/NCES
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.
Workgroup: Adolescent Health Workgroup