Four-Year Graduation, Completion, and Dropout Data, Class of 2009

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This page provides four-year longitudinal graduation, completion, and dropout data for the class of 2009 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).


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 completion rate is the percentage of students from the same class 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 over the years 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 four-year 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. Longitudinal rates for classes in which the national dropout definition was phased in or fully incorporated (classes of 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009) are not comparable from one class to another, nor are they comparable to rates for prior 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:

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

For a description of how high school graduation and dropout rates are calculated, please see Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools, 2008-09.

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:

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Data Download

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

Contact Information

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

This page last updated April 2015