Completion, Graduation, and Dropout Reports

The Accountability Research Unit in the Division of Research and Analysis publishes an annual report on graduates and dropouts in Texas public secondary schools, as well as special reports on related topics. The annual report includes state summaries of the annual dropout rate, longitudinal graduation, completion, and dropout rates, and state attrition rates. Supplements to the report present secondary school completion, graduation, and dropout data at the county, district, and campus levels.

Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools, 2019-20 (August 2021), PDF (2.2 MB)

Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools, 2018-19 (2nd ed.) (August 2020; Update December 2020), PDF (2.3 MB)

Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools, 2017-18 (September 2019), PDF (2.4 MB)

Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools, 2016-17 (September 2018), PDF (2.2 MB)

Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools, 2015-16 (August 2017), PDF (2.1 MB)

Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools, 2014-15 (August 2016), PDF (2.0 MB)

Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools, 2013-14 (August 2015), PDF (2.0 MB)

Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools, 2012-13 (August 2014), PDF (1.6 MB)

Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools, 2011-12 (August 2013), PDF (1.8 MB)

Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools, 2010-11 (July 2012), PDF (1.5 MB)

Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools, 2009-10 (July 2011), PDF (1.5 MB)

Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools, 2008-09 (July 2010), PDF (1.2 MB)

Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools, 2007-08 (July 2009), PDF (1.1 MB)

Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools, 2006-07 (August 2008), PDF (1.2 MB)

Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools, 2005-06 (August 2007), PDF (1.1 MB)

Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools, 2004-05 (July 2006), PDF (608 KB)

Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools, 2003-04 (August 2005), PDF (592 KB)

Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools, 2002-03 (August 2004), PDF (544 KB)

Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools, 2001-02 (August 2003), PDF (735 KB)

Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools, 2000-01 (August 2002), PDF (695 KB)

Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools, 1999-00 (August 2001), PDF (1.4 MB)

Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools, 1998-99 (January 2001), PDF (507 KB)

1997-98 Report on Public School Dropouts (September 1999), PDF (772 KB)

1996-97 Report on High School Completion Rates (August 1999), PDF (290 KB)

1996-97 Report on Public School Dropouts (August 1998), PDF (4.1 MB)

 

The following reports are not available in PDF. For additional information please e-mail the Texas Education Agency Office of Publications or contact the office by phone at 512-463-9744.

  • 1995-96 Report on Public School Dropouts (August 1997)
  • 1994-95 Report on Public School Dropouts (August 1996)
  • 1993-94 Report on Public School Dropouts (September 1995)
  • 1992-93 Report on Public School Dropouts (January 1995)

Completion and Dropouts, 2015-16: District Supplement (December 2017), PDF (783 KB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2014-15: District Supplement (November 2016), PDF (974 KB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2013-14: District Supplement (October 2015), PDF (963 KB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2012-13: District Supplement (August 2015), PDF (812 KB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2011-12: District Supplement (December 2013), PDF (3.1 MB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2010-11: District Supplement (October 2012), PDF (2.5 MB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2009-10: County Supplement (July 2011), PDF (549 KB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2009-10: District and Campus Supplement (July 2011), PDF (2.5 MB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2009-10: District Supplement (July 2011), PDF (1.9 MB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2008-09: County Supplement (July 2010), PDF (434 KB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2008-09: District and Campus Supplement (July 2010), PDF (2.8 MB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2008-09: District Supplement (July 2010), PDF (1.8 MB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2007-08: County Supplement (July 2009), PDF (509 KB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2007-08: District and Campus Supplement (July 2009), PDF (2.3 MB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2007-08: District Supplement (July 2009), PDF (1.7 MB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2006-07: County Supplement (August 2008), PDF (606 KB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2006-07: District and Campus Supplement (August 2008), PDF (3.1 MB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2006-07: District Supplement (August 2008), PDF (2.1 MB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2005-06: County Supplement (August 2007), PDF (429 KB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2005-06: District and Campus Supplement (August 2007), PDF (2.9 MB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2005-06: District Supplement (August 2007), PDF (1.9 MB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2004-05: County Supplement (July 2006), PDF (269 KB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2004-05: District and Campus Supplement (July 2006), PDF (1.4 MB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2004-05: District Supplement (July 2006), PDF (1.3 MB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2003-04: County Supplement (August 2005), PDF (243 KB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2003-04: District and Campus Supplement (August 2005), PDF (1.2 MB) 

Completion and Dropouts, 2003-04: District Supplement (August 2005), PDF (1.2 MB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2002-03: County Supplement (August 2004), PDF (215 KB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2002-03: District and Campus Supplement (August 2004), PDF (1.2 MB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2002-03: District Supplement (August 2004), PDF (1.2 MB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2001-02: County Listings (August 2003), PDF (360 KB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2001-02: District and Campus Listings (August 2003), PDF (1.1 MB)

National Center for Education Statistics State and District Dropout Counts and Rates, 2001-02 (February 2005), PDF (281 KB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2001-02: Supplemental District Data (August 2003), PDF (1.1 MB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2000-01: County Listings (August 2002), PDF (353 KB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2000-01: District and Campus Listings (August 2002), PDF (1.1 MB)

National Center for Education Statistics State and District Dropout Counts and Rates, 2000-01 (March 2004), PDF (271 KB)

Completion and Dropouts, 2000-01: Supplemental District Data (August 2002), PDF (1.1 MB)

Completion and Dropouts, 1999-00: County Listings (August 2001), PDF (600 KB)

Completion and Dropouts, 1999-00: District and Campus Listings (August 2001), PDF (1.8 MB)

National Center for Education Statistics State and District Dropout Counts and Rates, 1999-00 (November 2002), PDF (474 KB)

Completion and Dropouts, 1999-00: Supplemental District Data (August 2001), PDF (1.5 MB)

Completion and Dropouts, 1998-99: County, District, and Campus Listings (January 2001), PDF (1.2 MB)

Completion and Dropouts, 1998-99: District and Campus Listings (January 2001), PDF (1.0 MB)

Completion and Dropouts, 1998-99: Supplemental District Data (January 2001), PDF (738 KB)

Dropout Study: A Report to the 77th Texas Legislature (December 2000), PDF (340 KB)

Dropout rates published by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), a key component of the state's Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS), have been criticized in recent years for not presenting an accurate picture of the dropout phenomenon in Texas public schools. TEA Rider 71 of the General Appropriations Act (House Bill 1, 76th Texas Legislature, Regular Session) directed the Legislative Budget Board, State Auditor's Office, and TEA to conduct a study of the current system used to identify and report students who do not graduate from high school or those who drop out of school before enrolling in high school. Also, the study must determine the actual number and percentage of students who do not complete high school within four years of enrolling in 9th grade. This report presents the findings and recommendations from that study. The recommendations address three areas in which the current annual dropout rate has been criticized: dropout definition; dropout rate calculation; and data quality.

Policy Research Report No. 8. High School Completion Rates: Investigating a Longitudinal Performance Measure for Texas Schools (October 1996), PDF (80 KB)

This report investigates issues surrounding the use of a longitudinal performance measure in the Texas integrated accountability system. A detailed discussion of a high school completion rate is presented, along with an overview of other school performance measures.

     


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