HS graduation rates
5:05 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

High School report card: TX 88%, KS 83%, CO 74%, OK no report

Sharon Springs KS High School graduation, May 2012

The U.S. Department of Education has released a first-ever list detailing state-by-state four-year high school graduation rates from the 2010-2011 academic year using a common, more rigorous measure.  Based on this new methodology, Texas had a graduation rate of 88%, Kansas 83% and Colorado just 74%.  No data was reported for Oklahoma.  Iowa had the highest rate at 88%.  Nevada was the lowest scoring state at 62%.  Click here for further background and the full study results, including breakdowns by racial and ethnic groups and special student populations.