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page provides four-year longitudinal graduation, completion, and dropout data for
the class of 2006 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). The Division of Research and Analysis masks some data to comply with federal regulations concerning student privacy, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
The completion rate is the percentage of students from a class of
beginning ninth graders 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 on
grade level 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 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. Thus,
students in the class of 2006 who left school in 2005-06 were subject to
a different dropout definition than the definition that applied to
students from the same class who left in previous years.
The Division of Research and Analysis calculates the four-year
longitudinal rate for graduates by dividing the number of students who graduated by the number of students in the class:
For a description of how high school graduation and dropout rates are calculated, please see Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools, 2005-06.
Select from the following to view or download a statewide report or a report for a single campus, district, or education service center (ESC) region:
To download a comma-delimited (.csv) file containing data for all campuses, all districts, or all counties in the state, please choose from one of the following options. Please note that downloads may take a few minutes.
Campus-level data [1.3 MB] and Campus-level record layout
District-level data [0.8 MB] and District-level record layout
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Analysis, Accountability Research Unit, or contact the unit by phone at
This page last updated October 2014