Health Equity

Adjusted cohort graduation rate (ACGR) for public high school students

Percentage of students graduating with a regular diploma within four years of starting 9th grade

About this data measure

  • High school graduation is an important predictor for overall health outcomes as non-graduates are more likely to report poor health and suffer from chronic health conditions. (Source: USDHHS)
  • Since 2011, the percent of Rhode Island high school freshmen graduating within four years has increased.
  • Young adults with limited English proficiency, those with disabilities, and American Indian students are less likely to graduate high school within four years than other groups.
  • High school graduation is also a Rhode Island Health Equity Measure.

Measure Source: National Center for Education Statistics Digest of Educational Statistics

Adjusted cohort graduation rate (ACGR) for public high school students over time

Adjusted cohort graduation rate (ACGR) for public high school students demographic breakout