ERIC Number: ED466523
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
High School Graduation Rates in the United States. Revised.
Greene, Jay P.
This report presents public high school graduation rates for all students and for African Americans, Latinos, and white sub-groups. Rates are reported for each state, for each of the 50 largest school districts, and for a few other districts of interest. The state and district numbers are also reported separately for African Americans, Latinos, and white sub-groups. The national graduation rate for the class of 1998 was 71 percent (78 percent for whites, 56 percent for African Americans, and 54 percent for Latinos). Georgia had the lowest overall graduation rate nationwide (54 percent), followed by Nevada, Florida, and Washington, DC. Iowa had the highest overall graduation rate (93 percent), followed by North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Nebraska. Wisconsin had the lowest graduation rate among African-American students. Georgia had the lowest graduation rate among Latino students. Among the 50 largest school districts, Cleveland City had the lowest overall graduation rate, and Fairfax County, Virginia, had the highest overall graduation rate. Cleveland City had the lowest graduation rate among African Americans and Latinos. The National Center for Education Statistics finds a national high school completion rate of 86 percent for the class of 1998. (Contains 10 tables.) (SM)
Descriptors: Black Students, Dropout Rate, Graduation Rate, High School Graduates, Hispanic American Students, Racial Differences, School Districts, Secondary Education, Urban Schools
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Black Alliance for Educational Options, Milwaukee, WI.; Manhattan Inst., New York, NY. Center for Civic Innovation.