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High School Graduation

The four-year graduation rate shows the percentage of students graduating from high school within four years. A graduating class is determined by identifying all students who entered ninth grade four years ago, add students who moved into Minnesota public schools, and subtract students who left Minnesota public schools. This adjusted number represents students who are eligible to graduate. The actual graduation rate is calculated by dividing the number of students who actually graduated by the number eligible to graduate. Some students take an additional year or two to meet graduation requirements. They are included in the 5-year or 6-year rates, as appropriate.

In 2015, Minnesota's four-year on-time graduation rate was 82 percent. Minnesota also reports graduation rates by ethnicity and special populations, such as students receiving free and reduced price lunch.

This document (.xlsx) provides the indicator data in table format.

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