Education
Graduation Rate
Source: University of Arkansas - Office for Education Policy
High School Cohort Graduation Rate
2018
Alma School District95%
Alpena School District90%
Arkadelphia School District94%
Armorel School District95%
Ashdown School District94%
Atkins Public Schools91%
Augusta School District86%
Bald Knob School District93%
Barton-Lexa School District86%
Batesville School District94%
Bauxite School District90%
Bay School District88%
Bearden School District93%
Beebe School District86%
Benton School District95%
Bentonville Public Schools94%
Bergman School District84%
Berryville Public Schools85%
Bismarck Public Schools92%
Blevins School District74%
Blytheville School District88%
Booneville School District95%
Bradford School District95%
Brinkley School District91%
Brookland School District95%
Bryant Public Schools92%
Buffalo Island Central School District89%
Cabot Public Schools91%
Caddo Hills School District95%
Calico Rock School District95%
Camden Fairview School District87%
Carlisle School District91%
Cave City School District95%
Cedar Ridge School District90%
Cedarville School District95%
Centerpoint School District93%
Charleston School District94%
Clarendon School District89%
Clarksville School District93%
Cleveland County School District95%
Clinton School District91%
Concord Public Schools94%
Conway Public Schools89%
Corning Public Schools95%
Cossatot River School District91%
Cotter School District95%
County Line School District95%
Cross County School District84%
Crossett School District89%
Cutter-Morning Star School District82%
Danville School District95%
Dardanelle Public Schools85%
De Queen School District82%
Decatur School District83%
Deer/Mount Judea School District94%
Dermott School District95%
Des Arc Public Schools81%
DeWitt School District95%
Dierks School District90%
Dollarway School District62%
Dover School District89%
Drew Central School District91%
Dumas School District86%
Earle School District93%
East End School District95%
East Poinsett County School District84%
El Dorado School District93%
Elkins School District95%
Emerson-Taylor School District91%
England School District88%
Eureka Springs School District87%
Farmington School District95%
Fayetteville School District92%
Flippin School District95%
Fordyce School District95%
Foreman School District95%
Forrest City School District89%
Fort Smith Public Schools89%
Fouke School District95%
Fountain Lake School District90%
Genoa Central School District95%
Gentry Public Schools91%
Glen Rose School District95%
Gosnell School District95%
Gravette School District84%
Green Forest School District86%
Greenbrier School District95%
Greene County Technical School District95%
Greenland Public Schools86%
Greenwood School District95%
Gurdon School District87%
Guy-Perkins Schools95%
Hackett Public Schools95%
Hamburg School District93%
Hampton School District95%
Harmony Grove School District93%
Harrisburg School District83%
Harrison School District90%
Hazen School District88%
Heber Springs School District83%
Hector School District92%
Helena-West Helena School District81%
Hermitage School District95%
Highland School District94%
Hillcrest School District95%
Hope School District76%
Horatio School District94%
Hot Springs School District74%
Hoxie School District94%
Huntsville School District82%
Izard Cty Consolidated Schools95%
Jackson County School District95%
Jasper School District95%
Jessieville School District89%
Jonesboro Public Schools87%
Junction City School District95%
Kirby School District95%
Lafayette County School District90%
Lake Hamilton School District84%
Lakeside School District87%
Lamar School District85%
Lavaca Public Schools91%
Lawrence County School District91%
Lead Hill School District88%
Lee County School District72%
Lincoln School District88%
Little Rock School District82%
Lonoke School District93%
Magazine Schools87%
Magnet Cove School District95%
Magnolia School District89%
Malvern Special School District94%
Mammoth Spring Schools95%
Manila School District95%
Mansfield School District90%
Marion School District88%
Marked Tree School District95%
Marmaduke School District94%
Marvell School District92%
Mayflower School District89%
Maynard School District95%
McCrory School District95%
McGehee School District87%
Melbourne School District95%
Mena Public Schools95%
Midland School District92%
Mineral Springs School District87%
Monticello School District95%
Mount Ida School District91%
Mount Vernon-Enola School District95%
Mountain Home School District87%
Mountain Pine School District84%
Mountain View School District95%
Mountainburg Schools74%
Mulberry School District92%
Murfreesboro School District92%
Nashville School District95%
Nemo Vista School District95%
Nettleton School District95%
Nevada School District95%
Newport School District78%
Norfork Schools91%
North Little Rock School District78%
Omaha School District86%
Osceola School District90%
Ouachita River School District93%
Ouachita School District93%
Ozark Mountain School District95%
Ozark School District95%
Palestine-Wheatley School District86%
Pangburn School District95%
Paragould School District92%
Paris School District95%
Parkers Chapel School District93%
Pea Ridge School District89%
Perryville School District93%
Piggott School District94%
Pine Bluff School District74%
Pocahontas School District91%
Pottsville Public Schools92%
Poyen School District95%
Prairie Grove School District91%
Prescott School District92%
Pulaski County Special School District85%
Quitman School District95%
Rector School District87%
Riverside School District95%
Riverview School District86%
Rogers Public Schools87%
Rose Bud School District92%
Russellville Schools93%
Salem School District95%
Scranton School District95%
Searcy County School District95%
Searcy School District89%
Sheridan School District93%
Shirley School District85%
Siloam Springs Schools90%
Sloan-Hendrix School District88%
Smackover School District94%
South Conway County School District88%
South Mississippi County School District82%
South Side-Bee Branch School District95%
Southside School District87%
Spring Hill School District89%
Springdale School District86%
Star City School District95%
Strong School District95%
Stuttgart School District86%
Texarkana School District83%
Trumann Schools82%
Two Rivers School District76%
Valley Springs School District93%
Valley View School District95%
Van Buren School District87%
Vilonia School District95%
Viola School District93%
Waldron School District92%
Warren School District88%
Watson Chapel School District90%
West Fork School District94%
West Memphis School District89%
West Side School District95%
Western Yell County School District95%
Westside Consolidated School District91%
Westside School District85%
White County Central School District95%
White Hall School District87%
Wonderview School District95%
Woodlawn School District91%
Wynne Public Schools91%
Yellville-Summit School District95%

Source: University of Arkansas - Office for Education Policy




Number of High School Graduates
2018
Alma School District
Alpena School District
Arkadelphia School District
Armorel School District
Ashdown School District
Atkins Public Schools
Augusta School District
Bald Knob School District
Barton-Lexa School District59
Batesville School District192
Bauxite School District119
Bay School District
Bearden School District
Beebe School District203
Benton School District362
Bentonville Public Schools1,110
Bergman School District67
Berryville Public Schools132
Bismarck Public Schools
Blevins School District
Blytheville School District128
Booneville School District
Bradford School District
Brinkley School District
Brookland School District
Bryant Public Schools644
Buffalo Island Central School District
Cabot Public Schools679
Caddo Hills School District
Calico Rock School District
Camden Fairview School District152
Carlisle School District
Cave City School District
Cedar Ridge School District
Cedarville School District
Centerpoint School District
Charleston School District
Clarendon School District
Clarksville School District168
Cleveland County School District
Clinton School District
Concord Public Schools
Conway Public Schools622
Corning Public Schools
Cossatot River School District
Cotter School District
County Line School District
Cross County School District
Crossett School District116
Cutter-Morning Star School District
Danville School District
Dardanelle Public Schools103
De Queen School District123
Decatur School District
Deer/Mount Judea School District
Dermott School District
Des Arc Public Schools
DeWitt School District
Dierks School District
Dollarway School District56
Dover School District88
Drew Central School District
Dumas School District96
Earle School District
East End School District
East Poinsett County School District
El Dorado School District329
Elkins School District
Emerson-Taylor School District
England School District
Eureka Springs School District
Farmington School District
Fayetteville School District678
Flippin School District
Fordyce School District
Foreman School District
Forrest City School District172
Fort Smith Public Schools1,051
Fouke School District
Fountain Lake School District103
Genoa Central School District
Gentry Public Schools
Glen Rose School District
Gosnell School District
Gravette School District135
Green Forest School District81
Greenbrier School District
Greene County Technical School District
Greenland Public Schools62
Greenwood School District
Gurdon School District
Guy-Perkins Schools
Hackett Public Schools
Hamburg School District
Hampton School District
Harmony Grove School District
Harrisburg School District79
Harrison School District166
Hazen School District
Heber Springs School District103
Hector School District
Helena-West Helena School District95
Hermitage School District
Highland School District
Hillcrest School District
Hope School District116
Horatio School District
Hot Springs School District177
Hoxie School District
Huntsville School District159
Izard Cty Consolidated Schools
Jackson County School District
Jasper School District
Jessieville School District
Jonesboro Public Schools343
Junction City School District
Kirby School District
Lafayette County School District
Lake Hamilton School District293
Lakeside School District216
Lamar School District75
Lavaca Public Schools
Lawrence County School District
Lead Hill School District
Lee County School District51
Lincoln School District88
Little Rock School District1,334
Lonoke School District134
Magazine Schools
Magnet Cove School District
Magnolia School District170
Malvern Special School District
Mammoth Spring Schools
Manila School District
Mansfield School District
Marion School District280
Marked Tree School District
Marmaduke School District
Marvell School District
Mayflower School District100
Maynard School District
McCrory School District
McGehee School District
Melbourne School District
Mena Public Schools
Midland School District
Mineral Springs School District
Monticello School District181
Mount Ida School District
Mount Vernon-Enola School District
Mountain Home School District292
Mountain Pine School District
Mountain View School District
Mountainburg Schools39
Mulberry School District
Murfreesboro School District
Nashville School District
Nemo Vista School District
Nettleton School District218
Nevada School District
Newport School District64
Norfork Schools
North Little Rock School District525
Omaha School District
Osceola School District
Ouachita River School District
Ouachita School District
Ozark Mountain School District
Ozark School District
Palestine-Wheatley School District
Pangburn School District
Paragould School District194
Paris School District
Parkers Chapel School District
Pea Ridge School District131
Perryville School District
Piggott School District
Pine Bluff School District245
Pocahontas School District126
Pottsville Public Schools
Poyen School District
Prairie Grove School District134
Prescott School District
Pulaski County Special School District827
Quitman School District
Rector School District
Riverside School District
Riverview School District87
Rogers Public Schools925
Rose Bud School District
Russellville Schools353
Salem School District
Scranton School District
Searcy County School District
Searcy School District263
Sheridan School District287
Shirley School District
Siloam Springs Schools286
Sloan-Hendrix School District
Smackover School District
South Conway County School District144
South Mississippi County School District80
South Side-Bee Branch School District
Southside School District87
Spring Hill School District
Springdale School District1,320
Star City School District
Strong School District
Stuttgart School District97
Texarkana School District227
Trumann Schools91
Two Rivers School District37
Valley Springs School District
Valley View School District
Van Buren School District398
Vilonia School District
Viola School District
Waldron School District
Warren School District112
Watson Chapel School District193
West Fork School District
West Memphis School District339
West Side School District
Western Yell County School District
Westside Consolidated School District136
Westside School District
White County Central School District
White Hall School District221
Wonderview School District
Woodlawn School District
Wynne Public Schools182
Yellville-Summit School District

Source: University of Arkansas - Office for Education Policy



NATIONAL RANKING
14

OUT OF 51
2017

STATE TREND

Increasing


89%

2018
1% = 352
Students

What does this measure?

The number of students graduating after four years of high school, expressed as a percentage of their cohort. A cohort is a class of ninth-graders beginning high school in the same academic year.

Why is this important?

High school graduation is the culmination of a successful K-12 education and the gateway to college or employment. Students who do not graduate face the prospect of unemployment or low-paying jobs.

How is Arkansas doing?

The cohort graduation rate for the Class of 2018 was 89%, up 12 percentage points from 2010. In 2017, the latest year for which comparable national data is available, Arkansas was 13th in the nation for this indicator, a big improvement from its rank of 25th in 2015. Graduation rates for different student groups were not as different as in other education indicators: 91% for white students and 86% for Hispanic and black students, 87% for economically disadvantaged students, 85% for students with disabilities, and 83% for English language learners. The growth since 2010 has been strongest for Asian (+18 points), black (+16 points), Hispanic (+15 points), and economically disadvantaged (+15 points) students. In-line with national trends, female graduation rates (92%) were higher than those of males (87%).

Notes about the data

Graduation rate refers to the four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate (ACGR), which tracks student cohort groups from the beginning of 9th grade and follows their progress through 12th grade. The AGCR calculates the initial cohort size using first-time 9th grade students and is adjusted for students who transfer in, transfer out and enroll in another school. Students who obtain a GED instead of a high school diploma are not counted as graduates, but students who graduate prior to the expected four-year time period are included. National data is from the National Center for Education Statistics.

The Target Achievement Gap Group is made up of students in the economically disadvantaged, English language learner, or students with disabilities subgroups.




Source: University of Arkansas - Office for Education Policy, National Center for Education Statistics


High School Cohort Graduation Rate
201020112012201320142015201620172018
Arkansas77%80%84%84%87%85%87%88%89%

Source: University of Arkansas - Office for Education Policy, National Center for Education Statistics




Number of High School Graduates
201020112012201320142015201620172018
Arkansas27,91327,85928,32328,62029,92530,37130,94531,16631,446

Source: University of Arkansas - Office for Education Policy, National Center for Education Statistics






Source: University of Arkansas - Office for Education Policy


High School Cohort Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity
AsianBlackHawaiian/Pacific IslanderHispanicNative AmericanTwo or More RacesWhite
Arkansas95%86%73%86%84%90%91%

Source: University of Arkansas - Office for Education Policy





Source: Arkansas Department of Education


High School Cohort Graduation Rate by Gender
MaleFemale
Arkansas87%92%

Source: Arkansas Department of Education





Source: University of Arkansas - Office for Education Policy


High School Cohort Graduation Rate by Student Subgroup
Economically DisadvantagedEnglish Language LearnersFoster YouthGifted and TalentedHomelessMigrantStudents with DisabilitiesTargeted Achievement Gap Group
Arkansas87%83%74%98%81%83%85%87%

Source: University of Arkansas - Office for Education Policy









INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Access to Quality Seats for Infants and Toddlers Increasing
Access to Quality Childcare Seats for Preschoolers Maintaining
Grade 3 Reading Increasing
Grade 8 Math Increasing
Graduation Rate Increasing
Remediation Rate Decreasing
Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Adults Pursuing Further Education Decreasing
Infant Mortality Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Overweight or Obese Students Maintaining
Student Drug Usage Decreasing
Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Physically Inactive Adults Increasing
Smoking Rate Decreasing
Flouridated Water Increasing
Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Oral Health Increasing
Life Expectancy Increasing
Routine Check-ups Increasing
Births to Teens Decreasing
Female-headed Households Increasing
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty Increasing
Elderly Living in Poverty Decreasing
Median Household Income Maintaining
Unemployment Rate Decreasing
Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Access to Financial Services Decreasing
Food Insecurity Decreasing
Incarceration Rate Increasing
Homelessness Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Owning Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Renting Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
Charitable Giving Increasing
Volunteering Increasing
Group Participation Increasing
Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Local Voting Not Applicable
Change in Population Increasing
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age Not Applicable


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