High School Graduations Rates
In The United States

Simone Harris

Graduations Rates in Americapg4
Graduation Rates in Some States Comparison PG4
Yearly PG 6
Male v.s. Femalepg7
Lower Income School PG 9
Race/Ethnicity PG 10
Cited Workpg11

This talks about the different levels and trends in the U.S. high school graduations rates. We can imply that a) the true rate is substantially lower than widely used measures, b) the majority/minority differential are substantial and have not converged for 35 years In the state of Georgia, the percentage of graduation rates has increased 5% minimum from the years of 2010-2013. In the years of 2010-2011 the percentage of graduation, rates were 67%. In the years of 2011-2012, it increased from 67% to 70%. In lastly, in the years of 2012-2013, it increased a little up to 71.7%. Surprisingly, in both states of Kentucky and Idaho, in the years of 2010-1013 with Idaho being the lowest, Kentucky's graduation rate from 2010-2012 were unknown, and the years of 2012-2013, it rose to 86.1%. With Idaho, the years from 2010-2013 were all unknown. A publisher by the name of Josh Dwyer wrote and stated an article about Chicago Public Schools (CPS) saying, " Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union both patted themselves on the back this week for a two percentage point increase in CPS's graduation rate over the past year, up to 63 percent from 61 percent ." A ccording to new data from the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics , " U.S. students are graduating from high school at a higher rate than ever before ". The nation's high school graduation rate hit 81 percent in 2012-13, the highest level since states adopted a new uniform way of calculating graduation rates five years ago. The total rates throughout the United States were 79% in the years of 2010-2011. By 2011-2012, it has increased up to 80%, and by 2012-2013 it has gone up by a little to 81.4%. The Graduations rates in this country are improving every year by at least 5-10%.

This paper reconciles these varying estimates and shows why such dramatically different conclusions have been reached. It was found that when it comparable estimators are used on comparable samples, a consensus can be reached on both the levels and the trends across all of the major data sources. U.S. students are graduating from high school at a higher rate than ever before, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Education's   National Center for Education Statistics . The country's high school graduation rate hit 82 percent in 2013-14, the highest level since states adopted a new unvarying way of calculating graduation rates about five years ago. Since 2010, states, districts and schools have been using a new, common metric to promote greater liability and develop strategies that will help reduce dropout rates and increase graduation rates in schools nationwide. For four consecutive years, graduation rates have unremitting to climb, which reflects continued progress among America's high school students. Yet, in most states, about one-third of students that comes from low-income families did not graduate. High school graduation rates are one portion of school success, and educators and policymakers have been trying for decades to decrease the number of high school dropouts . The average gap between poor and non-poor stud ents was 15.6 percentage points. In addition to low-income students, African American and Hispanic students graduate at substantially lower rates than their white peers and the national average, and are far more likely to attend a "drop out factory." Official statistics had long overelaborate the nation's high school graduation rates, with the Education Department putting the average above 80 percent and some states reporting rates above 90 percent. States used tons of different reporting methods, and with some figuring into their rates those dropouts who later earned the equivalency certificate known as a General Educational Development diploma, or GED. There is about 1.2 million students that dropout every year, that is about 7, 000 students a day. It is said that the freshmen, are more likely to have more dropouts then the anyone . In the past 25 years, rising wage differentials