Graduation Rate
Source: University of Arkansas - Office for Education Policy
High School Cohort Graduation Rate
Alma School District95%
Alpena School District85%
Arkadelphia School District91%
Armorel School District95%
Ashdown School District91%
Atkins Public Schools87%
Augusta School District95%
Bald Knob School District88%
Barton-Lexa School District67%
Batesville School District95%
Bauxite School District88%
Bay School District91%
Bearden School District94%
Beebe School District91%
Benton School District93%
Bentonville Public Schools93%
Bergman School District95%
Berryville Public Schools80%
Bismarck Public Schools95%
Blevins School District79%
Blytheville School District76%
Booneville School District94%
Bradford School District95%
Brinkley School District84%
Brookland School District92%
Bryant Public Schools92%
Buffalo Island Central School District86%
Cabot Public Schools87%
Caddo Hills School District83%
Calico Rock School District90%
Camden Fairview School District87%
Carlisle School District91%
Cave City School District95%
Cedar Ridge School District92%
Cedarville School District95%
Centerpoint School District95%
Charleston School District84%
Clarendon School District95%
Clarksville School District89%
Cleveland County School District95%
Clinton School District95%
Concord Public Schools91%
Conway Public Schools88%
Corning Public Schools95%
Cossatot River School District94%
Cotter School District80%
County Line School District95%
Cross County School District95%
Crossett School District82%
Cutter-Morning Star School District95%
Danville School District95%
Dardanelle Public Schools94%
De Queen School District95%
Decatur School District91%
Deer/Mount Judea School District79%
Dermott School District85%
Des Arc Public Schools94%
DeWitt School District84%
Dierks School District91%
Dover School District89%
Drew Central School District85%
Dumas School District91%
Earle School District83%
East End School District95%
East Poinsett County School District95%
El Dorado School District90%
Elkins School District95%
Emerson-Taylor School District88%
England School District88%
Eureka Springs School District95%
Farmington School District95%
Fayetteville School District89%
Flippin School District94%
Fordyce School District89%
Foreman School District89%
Forrest City School District85%
Fort Smith Public Schools88%
Fouke School District81%
Fountain Lake School District90%
Genoa Central School District95%
Gentry Public Schools93%
Glen Rose School District90%
Gosnell School District92%
Gravette School District89%
Green Forest School District81%
Greenbrier School District95%
Greene County Technical School District94%
Greenland Public Schools90%
Greenwood School District95%
Gurdon School District86%
Guy-Perkins Schools95%
Hackett Public Schools95%
Hamburg School District95%
Hampton School District95%
Harmony Grove School District95%
Harrisburg School District80%
Harrison School District95%
Hazen School District91%
Heber Springs School District90%
Hector School District95%
Helena-West Helena School District84%
Hermitage School District95%
Highland School District95%
Hillcrest School District95%
Hope School District91%
Horatio School District95%
Hot Springs School District79%
Hoxie School District86%
Huntsville School District89%
Izard Cty Consolidated Schools95%
Jackson County School District95%
Jasper School District94%
Jessieville School District93%
Jonesboro Public Schools85%
Junction City School District95%
Kirby School District90%
Lafayette County School District91%
Lake Hamilton School District82%
Lakeside School District88%
Lamar School District88%
Lavaca Public Schools93%
Lawrence County School District91%
Lead Hill School District90%
Lee County School District80%
Lincoln School District92%
Little Rock School District80%
Lonoke School District82%
Magazine Schools94%
Magnet Cove School District88%
Magnolia School District92%
Malvern Special School District93%
Mammoth Spring Schools92%
Manila School District94%
Mansfield School District88%
Marion School District89%
Marked Tree School District85%
Marmaduke School District94%
Marvell School District85%
Mayflower School District86%
Maynard School District95%
McCrory School District95%
McGehee School District94%
Melbourne School District95%
Mena Public Schools91%
Midland School District95%
Mineral Springs School District95%
Monticello School District88%
Mount Ida School District83%
Mount Vernon-Enola School District93%
Mountain Home School District91%
Mountain Pine School District80%
Mountain View School District91%
Mountainburg Schools85%
Mulberry School District95%
Murfreesboro School District93%
Nashville School District95%
Nemo Vista School District95%
Nettleton School District91%
Nevada School District95%
Newport School District76%
Norfork Schools90%
North Little Rock School District79%
Omaha School District88%
Osceola School District89%
Ouachita River School District92%
Ouachita School District95%
Ozark Mountain School District95%
Ozark School District88%
Palestine-Wheatley School District91%
Pangburn School District95%
Paragould School District85%
Paris School District95%
Parkers Chapel School District94%
Pea Ridge School District90%
Perryville School District92%
Piggott School District95%
Pine Bluff School District71%
Pocahontas School District89%
Pottsville Public Schools95%
Poyen School District94%
Prairie Grove School District94%
Prescott School District88%
Pulaski County Special School District84%
Quitman School District93%
Rector School District95%
Riverside School District91%
Riverview School District81%
Rogers Public Schools93%
Rose Bud School District85%
Russellville Schools89%
Salem School District95%
Scranton School District95%
Searcy County School District82%
Searcy School District84%
Sheridan School District88%
Shirley School District63%
Siloam Springs Schools88%
Sloan-Hendrix School District89%
Smackover School District91%
South Conway County School District89%
South Mississippi County School District82%
South Side-Bee Branch School District95%
Southside School District92%
Spring Hill School District85%
Springdale School District85%
Star City School District90%
Strong School District79%
Stuttgart School District90%
Texarkana School District77%
Trumann Schools91%
Two Rivers School District71%
Valley Springs School District95%
Valley View School District95%
Van Buren School District90%
Vilonia School District94%
Viola School District95%
Waldron School District92%
Warren School District92%
Watson Chapel School District90%
West Fork School District95%
West Memphis School District84%
West Side School District95%
Western Yell County School District80%
Westside Consolidated School District88%
Westside School District91%
White County Central School District95%
White Hall School District91%
Wonderview School District92%
Woodlawn School District87%
Wynne Public Schools93%
Yellville-Summit School District93%

Source: University of Arkansas - Office for Education Policy

Number of High School Graduates
Alma School District214
Alpena School District
Arkadelphia School District126
Armorel School District
Ashdown School District
Atkins Public Schools
Augusta School District
Bald Knob School District96
Barton-Lexa School District29
Batesville School District215
Bauxite School District107
Bay School District
Bearden School District
Beebe School District250
Benton School District372
Bentonville Public Schools1,216
Bergman School District
Berryville Public Schools115
Bismarck Public Schools
Blevins School District
Blytheville School District96
Booneville School District
Bradford School District
Brinkley School District
Brookland School District154
Bryant Public Schools651
Buffalo Island Central School District
Cabot Public Schools695
Caddo Hills School District
Calico Rock School District
Camden Fairview School District139
Carlisle School District
Cave City School District
Cedar Ridge School District
Cedarville School District
Centerpoint School District
Charleston School District53
Clarendon School District
Clarksville School District178
Cleveland County School District
Clinton School District
Concord Public Schools
Conway Public Schools631
Corning Public Schools
Cossatot River School District
Cotter School District39
County Line School District
Cross County School District
Crossett School District103
Cutter-Morning Star School District
Danville School District
Dardanelle Public Schools
De Queen School District
Decatur School District
Deer/Mount Judea School District
Dermott School District
Des Arc Public Schools
DeWitt School District70
Dierks School District
Dover School District78
Drew Central School District73
Dumas School District
Earle School District
East End School District
East Poinsett County School District
El Dorado School District299
Elkins School District
Emerson-Taylor School District
England School District
Eureka Springs School District
Farmington School District
Fayetteville School District681
Flippin School District
Fordyce School District
Foreman School District
Forrest City School District127
Fort Smith Public Schools937
Fouke School District58
Fountain Lake School District95
Genoa Central School District
Gentry Public Schools
Glen Rose School District
Gosnell School District
Gravette School District124
Green Forest School District91
Greenbrier School District266
Greene County Technical School District226
Greenland Public Schools
Greenwood School District280
Gurdon School District
Guy-Perkins Schools
Hackett Public Schools
Hamburg School District
Hampton School District
Harmony Grove School District
Harrisburg School District69
Harrison School District208
Hazen School District
Heber Springs School District92
Hector School District
Helena-West Helena School District80
Hermitage School District
Highland School District
Hillcrest School District
Hope School District147
Horatio School District
Hot Springs School District196
Hoxie School District61
Huntsville School District144
Izard Cty Consolidated Schools
Jackson County School District
Jasper School District
Jessieville School District
Jonesboro Public Schools360
Junction City School District
Kirby School District
Lafayette County School District
Lake Hamilton School District263
Lakeside School District222
Lamar School District73
Lavaca Public Schools
Lawrence County School District
Lead Hill School District
Lee County School District39
Lincoln School District
Little Rock School District1,242
Lonoke School District99
Magazine Schools
Magnet Cove School District
Magnolia School District218
Malvern Special School District130
Mammoth Spring Schools
Manila School District
Mansfield School District
Marion School District302
Marked Tree School District
Marmaduke School District
Marvell School District
Mayflower School District67
Maynard School District
McCrory School District
McGehee School District
Melbourne School District
Mena Public Schools98
Midland School District
Mineral Springs School District
Monticello School District104
Mount Ida School District
Mount Vernon-Enola School District
Mountain Home School District296
Mountain Pine School District
Mountain View School District103
Mountainburg Schools
Mulberry School District
Murfreesboro School District
Nashville School District
Nemo Vista School District
Nettleton School District233
Nevada School District
Newport School District57
Norfork Schools
North Little Rock School District516
Omaha School District
Osceola School District79
Ouachita River School District
Ouachita School District
Ozark Mountain School District
Ozark School District91
Palestine-Wheatley School District
Pangburn School District
Paragould School District169
Paris School District
Parkers Chapel School District
Pea Ridge School District160
Perryville School District
Piggott School District
Pine Bluff School District200
Pocahontas School District104
Pottsville Public Schools
Poyen School District
Prairie Grove School District
Prescott School District
Pulaski County Special School District821
Quitman School District
Rector School District
Riverside School District
Riverview School District73
Rogers Public Schools1,154
Rose Bud School District
Russellville Schools360
Salem School District
Scranton School District
Searcy County School District55
Searcy School District201
Sheridan School District244
Shirley School District
Siloam Springs Schools292
Sloan-Hendrix School District
Smackover School District
South Conway County School District151
South Mississippi County School District78
South Side-Bee Branch School District
Southside School District122
Spring Hill School District
Springdale School District1,443
Star City School District107
Strong School District
Stuttgart School District107
Texarkana School District213
Trumann Schools105
Two Rivers School District42
Valley Springs School District
Valley View School District217
Van Buren School District361
Vilonia School District248
Viola School District
Waldron School District
Warren School District
Watson Chapel School District143
West Fork School District
West Memphis School District296
West Side School District
Western Yell County School District
Westside Consolidated School District113
Westside School District
White County Central School District
White Hall School District208
Wonderview School District
Woodlawn School District
Wynne Public Schools169
Yellville-Summit School District

Source: University of Arkansas - Office for Education Policy






1% = 358
See here for full explanation

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 2022 was 88%, up 4 percentage points from 2012. In 2020, the latest year for which comparable national data is available, Arkansas was 15th in the nation for this indicator, an improvement from its rank of 25th in 2015.

According to state-level 2022 data, graduation rates for different groups of students were not as different as they were for other education indicators: 95% for Asians, 90% for white students, 87% for Hispanic or Latino students, 85% for Black students, 85% for economically disadvantaged students, 83% for students with disabilities, and 82% for English language learners.

The growth since 2012 has been strongest for Hispanic or Latino (+9), Asian and Black (both +7 points), and economically disadvantaged (+6 points) students. In line with national trends, female graduation rates (90%) were higher than those of males (86%).

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
United States79%80%81%82%83%84%85%85%86%87%

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

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

High School Cohort Graduation Rate by Gender

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Number of Graduates by Gender

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 Disabilities

Source: University of Arkansas - Office for Education Policy

Education: Access to Quality Slots for Infants and Toddlers Not Applicable
Education: Access to Quality Child Care Slots for Preschoolers Not Applicable
Education: Grade 3 Reading Decreasing
Education: Grade 8 Math Maintaining
Education: Graduation Rate Increasing
Education: Remediation Rate Maintaining
Education: Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Education: Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Education: Adults Pursuing Further Education Decreasing
Education: Imagination Libraries Increasing
Health: Low Birth Weight Babies Not Applicable
Health: Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Health: Overweight or Obese Students Increasing
Health: Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Health: Physically Inactive Adults Maintaining
Health: Smoking Rate Decreasing
Health: Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Health: Oral Health Increasing
Health: Life Expectancy Decreasing
Health: Routine Check-ups Increasing
Health: Overdose Deaths Increasing
Families: Teen Births Decreasing
Families: Children Living in Poverty Maintaining
Families: People Living in Poverty Maintaining
Families: Elderly Living in Poverty Maintaining
Families: Median Household Income Maintaining
Families: Unemployment Rate Decreasing
Families: Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Families: Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Families: Access to Financial Services Decreasing
Families: Food Insecurity Decreasing
Families: Food Deserts Not Applicable
Families: Homelessness Decreasing
Families: Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Families: Cost of Homeownership Maintaining
Families: Households Below ALICE Threshold Not Applicable
Families: Overall Housing Cost Burden Decreasing
Families: Child Care Costs for Toddlers Not Applicable
Families: Medical Debt Not Applicable
Families: Households Receiving SNAP Decreasing
Families: Incarceration Rate Increasing
Community: Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
Community: Charitable Giving Increasing
Community: Volunteering Increasing
Community: Group Participation Increasing
Community: Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Community: Local Voting Not Applicable
Demographics: Change in Population Increasing
Demographics: Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Demographics: Change in Population by Age Not Applicable
Racial Equity: Remediation Rate Maintaining
Racial Equity: Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Racial Equity: Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Racial Equity: Adults Pursuing Further Education Decreasing
Racial Equity: Low Birth Weight Babies Not Applicable
Racial Equity: Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Racial Equity: Overweight or Obese Students Increasing
Racial Equity: Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Racial Equity: Physically Inactive Adults Maintaining
Racial Equity: Smoking Rate Decreasing
Racial Equity: Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Racial Equity: Oral Health Increasing
Racial Equity: Life Expectancy Decreasing
Racial Equity: Routine Check-ups Increasing
Racial Equity: Teen Births Decreasing
Racial Equity: Children Living in Poverty Maintaining
Racial Equity: People Living in Poverty Maintaining
Racial Equity: Elderly Living in Poverty Maintaining
Racial Equity: Median Household Income Maintaining
Racial Equity: Unemployment Rate Decreasing
Racial Equity: Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Racial Equity: Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Racial Equity: Food Insecurity Decreasing
Racial Equity: Homelessness Decreasing
Racial Equity: Cost of Homeownership Maintaining
Racial Equity: Medical Debt Not Applicable
Racial Equity: Households Receiving SNAP Decreasing
Racial Equity: Incarceration Rate Increasing
Racial Equity: Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable