The graphs below chart the percentages of high school students who graduated by obtaining a high school diploma or who completed a General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
The first graph shows the percentage of students who graduated in 2017 from high school within 4 years of entering the ninth grade.
The second graph shows the Completer Rate which is the percentage of students who completed all of North Dakota’s high school graduation requirements prior to reaching age 22. This high school completion rate is calculated by including any student, current or former, who graduated in a given academic year plus anyone who received a GED during that year who had previously been reported as a dropout during their high school tenure. These graduates are then divided by the number of students who were in 12th grade in the said year who could have graduated plus the number of students who received credit for earning their GED during that year.
The remaining graphs show the percentage of students who graduated within 5, 6, or 7 years. Each percentage comes from a different group of students who started 9th grade together. To see graduation rates by demographic groups, click on View by Demographics. The 6-year graduation rate is a new metric that was not measured prior to the 2016 school year.
Students within the initial cohort who graduate, drop out, or continue beyond the fourth year of high school after entering the 9th grade are included within the On-Time Graduation Rate calculation, while students recorded as transferring to another school or district are removed from the calculation and do not count against a school or district.
Graduation rate is calculated based using federal guidance. For more information go to https://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/essa/essagradrateguidance.pdf
To protect student privacy, data for schools who have less than 10 students will not be displayed.
Please contact North Dakota's Department of Public Instruction with any questions and feedback via email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org