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High school graduation rate

This indicator shows the percentage of students who graduate high school in four years. Completion of high school is one of the strongest predictors of health in later life. People who graduate from high school are more likely to have better health outcomes, regularly visit doctors, and live longer than those without high school diplomas.

Measurement Period: 2015

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Data Trend

  • HP 2020: 82.4         95

    Jurisdiction201020112012201320142015
    Maryland8282.883.68586.487


    Jurisdiction201020112012201320142015
    Allegany87.287.989.890.191.592.1
    Anne Arundel82.883.785.485.687.888
    Baltimore City61.565.866.568.569.769.5
    Baltimore County81.481.883.886.387.687.8
    Calvert91.791.291.891.894.194.2
    Caroline76.279.98784.281.988.7
    Carroll9192.89594.49595
    Cecil80.583.284.186.788.687.8
    Charles868889.889.891.492.4
    Dorchester77.878.579.283.887.986.2
    Frederick91.791.592.893.392.693.5
    Garrett9290.694.292.693.293.5
    Harford85.787.488.489.589.889.9
    Howard89.590.690.493.392.993.5
    Kent83.282.790.28889.790.8
    Montgomery86.286.887.488.389.789.4
    Prince George's76.274.672.974.176.678.8
    Queen Anne's87.789.791.893.59494.9
    Saint Mary's82.883.787.791.593.594.3
    Somerset80.576.683.67785.688
    Talbot86.987.688.891.291.893.3
    Washington89.890.489.891.591.191.2
    Wicomico80.578.181.18284.483.5
    Worcester90.292.393.190.991.293.1

Data Details

  • Source Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) www.mdreportcard.org
    Numerator Number of cohort members (students entering 9th grade for the first time) who earned a regular high school diploma by the end of the school year.
    Denominator Number of first-time 9th graders (cohort) in school year (starting cohort year) plus students who transfer in, minus students who transfer out, emigrate, or die during the four school years the cohort is in HS ( 9th, 10th, 11th or 12 grade years for the cohort)
    Reporting Threshold (*) 10. Rate not reported if below threshold. Counts may be available upon request. All percentages greater than or equal to 95 are displayed as 95, per MSDE's data suppression rules.
    Calculation (Numerator/Denominator)*100= Single-Year Calculation
    Race/ ethnicity All races/ ethnicities (aggregated)
    Black/ African American
    Hispanic/ Latino
    White
    Asian
    Other The SHIP currently uses the four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate which calculates the percentage of students who graduate in 4 years in an adjusted cohort which includes the group of students who enter 9th grade for the first time, and adjusts for transfers in and out of the cohort. The SHIP previously used the Leaver Rate to measure high school graduation (http://www.mdreportcard.org/supporting/ definitions.aspx?WDATA=def&K=01AAAA&inc=graduation).
 
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