New NCES Report: 78% of High School Students Graduate within Four Years

A new National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) report finds that 78% of high school students, or about 1.3 million students, finished ‘on time’ in 2010. According to Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2009–10, this is the nation’s highest high school graduation rate since 1976.

Report on State High School Exit Exams

The Center on Education Policy’s (CEP) 11th annual report, State High School Exit Exams: A Policy in Transition, is based on data from 45 state education departments. It builds upon the group’s earlier work on a more comprehensive look at exit exam policy and practice, and existing trends in high school exit assessments.

New Fact Sheet Provides Details on U.S. High School Statistics

Did you know that 2,993,120 students graduated high school in 2011? These and other demographic and achievement statistics about high schools in the United States can be found in the National High School Center’s recently released Quick Stats Fact Sheet: High Schools in the United States.

Common Measure for State High School Graduation Rates

For the first time in the United States, all states are reporting their four-year high school graduation rates based on a common, rigorous measure. The U.S. Department of Education released data on November 26 presenting the new rates for school year 2010-2011. The new calculation showed 26 states reporting lower graduation rates, as compared to the previous year, and 24 states with rates that were unchanged or that had increased.

Diplomas Count 2012: Latino Students Face Barriers to Educational Success

Diplomas Count 2012, the 7th edition of Education Week’s annual report highlighting high school graduation trends, was released on Friday, June 8th at an event in Washington, DC, also viewed live online via webcast. This year’s report highlights Latino students and the urgency around addressing the needs of this population.