Four-Year Graduation and Dropout Data, Class of 2017

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This page provides four-year longitudinal graduation, completion, and dropout data for the class of 2017 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, English language learner, foster care, homeless, immigrant, migrant, and military-connected). For campuses and districts, two sets of rates are provided: rates calculated for federal accountability purposes and rates calculated with statutory exclusions applied for state accountability. Please see the glossary for the reasons students may be excluded from campus and district rates. 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).


A four-year longitudinal graduation rate is the percentage of students from a class of beginning ninth graders who graduate by their anticipated graduation date, or within four years of beginning ninth grade. A four-year longitudinal dropout rate is the percentage of students from the same class who drop out before completing their high school education. Students who enter the Texas public school system over the years are added to the class, and students who leave the system for reasons other than graduating, receiving a Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency (TxCHSE), or dropping out, or who could not be tracked from year to year, are subtracted. Dropouts are counted according to the definitions in place the years they drop out. The definition changed in 2005-06. Longitudinal rates for the class of 2009 and later classes are comparable to one another. Rates for classes in which the national dropout definition was phased in (classes of 2006, 2007, and 2008) are not comparable from one class to another, nor are they comparable to rates for prior or later classes.

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. The graduation rates presented include students that graduated by means of an individual graduation committee (IGC).

Longitudinal graduation rate equals graduates divided by graduates plus continuers plus TxCHSE recipients plus dropouts multiplied by one hundred

The division also provides the percentages of students graduating within diploma programs. For a description of how high school graduation and dropout rates are calculated, please see Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools, 2016-17.

Data Search

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:

Data Download

The Excel (.xlsx) files below include four-year graduation and dropout data by race/ethnicity, gender, economic status, and other student groups (e.g., at-risk and English language learners) for all campuses, districts, or counties in the state. Each file includes three worksheets that can be accessed using the tabs at the bottom of the workbook. In addition to the dataset, each workbook also provides an overview of the data as well as a data dictionary that defines the variable names in the dataset. To download an Excel file, please click one of the following links:

The PDF file below includes four-year longitudinal dropout rates by district groupings based on a variety of enrollment, staffing, and financial characteristics. Following the table, notes are provided which describe the table components in more detail. To download the file, please click the following link:

Contact Information

For questions or comments, please email the Division of Research and Analysis, or contact the division by phone at 512-475-3523.