Education
Graduation Rate
Source: University of Arkansas - Office for Education Policy
High School Cohort Graduation Rate
2016
Alma School District90%
Alpena School District83%
Arkadelphia School District82%
Armorel School District86%
Ashdown School District89%
Atkins Public Schools91%
Augusta School District82%
Bald Knob School District94%
Barton-Lexa School District81%
Batesville School District90%
Bauxite School District91%
Bay School District91%
Bearden School District88%
Beebe School District80%
Benton School District95%
Bentonville Public Schools91%
Bergman School District88%
Berryville Public Schools79%
Bismarck Public Schools94%
Blevins School District91%
Blytheville School District78%
Booneville School District93%
Bradford School District94%
Brinkley School District91%
Brookland School District95%
Bryant Public Schools93%
Buffalo Island Central School District88%
Cabot Public Schools88%
Caddo Hills School District96%
Calico Rock School District97%
Camden Fairview School District91%
Carlisle School District83%
Cave City School District99%
Cedar Ridge School District97%
Cedarville School District96%
Centerpoint School District90%
Charleston School District95%
Clarendon School District95%
Clarksville School District90%
Cleveland County School District92%
Clinton School District88%
Concord Public Schools96%
Conway Public Schools86%
Corning Public Schools96%
Cossatot River School District83%
Cotter School District80%
County Line School District92%
Cross County School District91%
Crossett School District87%
Cutter-Morning Star School District82%
Danville School District98%
Dardanelle Public Schools88%
De Queen School District94%
Decatur School District81%
Deer/Mount Judea School District95%
Dermott School District80%
Des Arc Public Schools83%
DeWitt School District88%
Dierks School District97%
Dollarway School District74%
Dover School District97%
Drew Central School District78%
Dumas School District91%
Earle School District84%
East End School District86%
East Poinsett County School District91%
El Dorado School District85%
Elkins School District94%
Emerson-Taylor School District89%
England School District83%
Eureka Springs School District84%
Farmington School District97%
Fayetteville School District87%
Flippin School District97%
Fordyce School District90%
Foreman School District90%
Forrest City School District71%
Fort Smith Public Schools85%
Fouke School District97%
Fountain Lake School District90%
Genoa Central School District97%
Gentry Public Schools90%
Glen Rose School District93%
Gosnell School District93%
Gravette School District91%
Green Forest School District88%
Greenbrier School District96%
Greene County Technical School District95%
Greenland Public Schools91%
Greenwood School District93%
Gurdon School District77%
Guy-Perkins Schools79%
Hackett Public Schools92%
Hamburg School District91%
Hampton School District89%
Harmony Grove School District88%
Harrisburg School District72%
Harrison School District85%
Hazen School District98%
Heber Springs School District82%
Hector School District94%
Helena-West Helena School District79%
Hermitage School District96%
Highland School District96%
Hillcrest School District81%
Hope School District82%
Horatio School District97%
Hot Springs School District68%
Hoxie School District92%
Huntsville School District90%
Izard Cty Consolidated Schools100%
Jackson County School District97%
Jasper School District89%
Jessieville School District91%
Jonesboro Public Schools86%
Junction City School District100%
Kirby School District82%
Lafayette County School District85%
Lake Hamilton School District83%
Lakeside School District88%
Lamar School District82%
Lavaca Public Schools98%
Lawrence County School District94%
Lead Hill School District100%
Lee County School District72%
Lincoln School District91%
Little Rock School District80%
Lonoke School District85%
Magazine Schools89%
Magnet Cove School District96%
Magnolia School District94%
Malvern Special School District90%
Mammoth Spring Schools100%
Manila School District94%
Mansfield School District90%
Marion School District84%
Marked Tree School District92%
Marmaduke School District98%
Marvell School District85%
Mayflower School District91%
Maynard School District100%
McCrory School District86%
McGehee School District84%
Melbourne School District100%
Mena Public Schools87%
Midland School District94%
Mineral Springs School District90%
Monticello School District93%
Mount Ida School District90%
Mount Vernon-Enola School District100%
Mountain Home School District87%
Mountain Pine School District71%
Mountain View School District98%
Mountainburg Schools84%
Mulberry School District83%
Murfreesboro School District86%
Nashville School District97%
Nemo Vista School District100%
Nettleton School District94%
Nevada School District94%
Newport School District87%
Norfork Schools81%
North Little Rock School District73%
Omaha School District88%
Osceola School District84%
Ouachita River School District91%
Ouachita School District90%
Ozark Mountain School District98%
Ozark School District95%
Palestine-Wheatley School District90%
Pangburn School District94%
Paragould School District92%
Paris School District91%
Parkers Chapel School District95%
Pea Ridge School District94%
Perryville School District91%
Piggott School District92%
Pine Bluff School District66%
Pocahontas School District89%
Pottsville Public Schools95%
Poyen School District96%
Prairie Grove School District94%
Prescott School District83%
Pulaski County Special School District78%
Quitman School District94%
Rector School District86%
Riverside School District87%
Riverview School District89%
Rogers Public Schools89%
Rose Bud School District90%
Russellville Schools90%
Salem School District95%
Scranton School District94%
Searcy County School District100%
Searcy School District91%
Sheridan School District85%
Shirley School District79%
Siloam Springs Schools91%
Sloan-Hendrix School District94%
Smackover School District88%
South Conway County School District88%
South Mississippi County School District81%
South Side-Bee Branch School District90%
Southside School District95%
Spring Hill School District95%
Springdale School District87%
Star City School District91%
Strong School District88%
Stuttgart School District87%
Texarkana School District80%
Trumann Schools77%
Two Rivers School District79%
Valley Springs School District93%
Valley View School District95%
Van Buren School District88%
Vilonia School District96%
Viola School District100%
Waldron School District84%
Warren School District81%
Watson Chapel School District91%
West Fork School District87%
West Memphis School District82%
West Side School District90%
Western Yell County School District95%
Westside Consolidated School District79%
Westside School District95%
White County Central School District94%
White Hall School District90%
Wonderview School District96%
Woodlawn School District91%
Wynne Public Schools94%
Yellville-Summit School District91%
DeKalb Independent School District, Texas95%
Hooks Independent School District, Texas99%
Liberty-Eylau Independent School District, Texas94%
Maud Independent School District, Texas98%
New Boston Independent School District, Texas94%
Pleasant Grove Independent School District, Texas99%
Redwater Independent School District, Texas100%
Simms Independent School District, Texas95%
Texarkana Independent School District, Texas93%

Source: University of Arkansas - Office for Education Policy




Number of High School Graduates
2016
Alma School District228
Alpena School District34
Arkadelphia School District126
Armorel School District25
Ashdown School District111
Atkins Public Schools78
Augusta School District28
Bald Knob School District97
Barton-Lexa School District48
Batesville School District180
Bauxite School District123
Bay School District32
Bearden School District43
Beebe School District195
Benton School District330
Bentonville Public Schools942
Bergman School District78
Berryville Public Schools113
Bismarck Public Schools72
Blevins School District43
Blytheville School District164
Booneville School District104
Bradford School District29
Brinkley School District50
Brookland School District121
Bryant Public Schools610
Buffalo Island Central School District57
Cabot Public Schools636
Caddo Hills School District46
Calico Rock School District31
Camden Fairview School District170
Carlisle School District44
Cave City School District85
Cedar Ridge School District68
Cedarville School District64
Centerpoint School District69
Charleston School District74
Clarendon School District42
Clarksville School District167
Cleveland County School District46
Clinton School District63
Concord Public Schools23
Conway Public Schools594
Corning Public Schools48
Cossatot River School District71
Cotter School District37
County Line School District35
Cross County School District40
Crossett School District117
Cutter-Morning Star School District47
Danville School District53
Dardanelle Public Schools127
De Queen School District173
Decatur School District29
Deer/Mount Judea School District36
Dermott School District28
Des Arc Public Schools34
DeWitt School District85
Dierks School District32
Dollarway School District84
Dover School District118
Drew Central School District62
Dumas School District102
Earle School District52
East End School District37
East Poinsett County School District49
El Dorado School District293
Elkins School District88
Emerson-Taylor School District62
England School District49
Eureka Springs School District37
Farmington School District165
Fayetteville School District559
Flippin School District61
Fordyce School District80
Foreman School District37
Forrest City School District165
Fort Smith Public Schools924
Fouke School District67
Fountain Lake School District97
Genoa Central School District72
Gentry Public Schools108
Glen Rose School District85
Gosnell School District90
Gravette School District139
Green Forest School District80
Greenbrier School District223
Greene County Technical School District226
Greenland Public Schools73
Greenwood School District271
Gurdon School District53
Guy-Perkins Schools23
Hackett Public Schools70
Hamburg School District125
Hampton School District47
Harmony Grove School District68
Harrisburg School District70
Harrison School District182
Hazen School District51
Heber Springs School District94
Hector School District47
Helena-West Helena School District113
Hermitage School District26
Highland School District112
Hillcrest School District21
Hope School District166
Horatio School District67
Hot Springs School District169
Hoxie School District61
Huntsville School District148
Izard Cty Consolidated Schools29
Jackson County School District59
Jasper School District66
Jessieville School District49
Jonesboro Public Schools325
Junction City School District56
Kirby School District36
Lafayette County School District47
Lake Hamilton School District297
Lakeside School District209
Lamar School District67
Lavaca Public Schools58
Lawrence County School District62
Lead Hill School District27
Lee County School District44
Lincoln School District101
Little Rock School District1,330
Lonoke School District133
Magazine Schools42
Magnet Cove School District50
Magnolia School District224
Malvern Special School District128
Mammoth Spring Schools32
Manila School District85
Mansfield School District60
Marion School District283
Marked Tree School District46
Marmaduke School District57
Marvell School District22
Mayflower School District77
Maynard School District39
McCrory School District37
McGehee School District81
Melbourne School District49
Mena Public Schools109
Midland School District34
Mineral Springs School District26
Monticello School District126
Mount Ida School District35
Mount Vernon-Enola School District35
Mountain Home School District297
Mountain Pine School District39
Mountain View School District125
Mountainburg Schools46
Mulberry School District25
Murfreesboro School District44
Nashville School District116
Nemo Vista School District34
Nettleton School District215
Nevada School District32
Newport School District72
Norfork Schools22
North Little Rock School District508
Omaha School District37
Osceola School District86
Ouachita River School District63
Ouachita School District35
Ozark Mountain School District48
Ozark School District123
Palestine-Wheatley School District53
Pangburn School District59
Paragould School District169
Paris School District87
Parkers Chapel School District40
Pea Ridge School District132
Perryville School District64
Piggott School District76
Pine Bluff School District199
Pocahontas School District127
Pottsville Public Schools106
Poyen School District52
Prairie Grove School District132
Prescott School District70
Pulaski County Special School District948
Quitman School District33
Rector School District37
Riverside School District47
Riverview School District116
Rogers Public Schools1,078
Rose Bud School District54
Russellville Schools328
Salem School District58
Scranton School District30
Searcy County School District52
Searcy School District257
Sheridan School District237
Shirley School District27
Siloam Springs Schools290
Sloan-Hendrix School District62
Smackover School District79
South Conway County School District137
South Mississippi County School District72
South Side-Bee Branch School District35
Southside School District109
Spring Hill School District40
Springdale School District1,389
Star City School District116
Strong School District22
Stuttgart School District112
Texarkana School District268
Trumann Schools85
Two Rivers School District59
Valley Springs School District69
Valley View School District206
Van Buren School District436
Vilonia School District244
Viola School District34
Waldron School District79
Warren School District100
Watson Chapel School District196
West Fork School District83
West Memphis School District353
West Side School District38
Western Yell County School District39
Westside Consolidated School District97
Westside School District42
White County Central School District44
White Hall School District205
Wonderview School District24
Woodlawn School District40
Wynne Public Schools179
Yellville-Summit School District49
DeKalb Independent School District, Texas0
Hooks Independent School District, Texas0
Liberty-Eylau Independent School District, Texas0
Maud Independent School District, Texas0
New Boston Independent School District, Texas0
Pleasant Grove Independent School District, Texas0
Redwater Independent School District, Texas84
Simms Independent School District, Texas0
Texarkana Independent School District, Texas0

Source: University of Arkansas - Office for Education Policy



NATIONAL RANKING
25

OUT OF 51
2015

STATE TREND

Increasing


87%

2016
1% = 356
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 2016 was 87%, up 10 percentage points from 2010. That makes Arkansas 25th in the nation for this indicator. Graduation rates for different student groups were relatively similar: 89% for white students, 85% for Hispanic students, 81% for black students, 84% for economically disadvantaged students, and 86% for English language learners. The growth since 2010 has been strongest for English language learners (+19 points), black (+13 points) and Hispanic (+17 points) students.

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.




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


High School Cohort Graduation Rate
2010201120122013201420152016
Arkansas77%80%84%85%87%85%87%

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




Number of High School Graduates
2010201120122013201420152016
Arkansas27,90527,85928,32328,68429,92330,36030,936

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
BlackHispanicWhite
Arkansas81%85%89%

Source: University of Arkansas - Office for Education Policy





Source: University of Arkansas - Office for Education Policy


High School Cohort Graduation Rate by Student Subgroup
Economically Disadvantaged StudentsEnglish Language LearnersNon-Targeted Achievement Gap Group StudentsStudents with DisabilitiesTargeted Achievement Gap Group Students
Arkansas84%86%91%83%84%

Source: University of Arkansas - Office for Education Policy









INDICATORS TREND | STATE
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
Infant Mortality Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Overweight or Obese Students Increasing
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 Maintaining
Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Access to Financial Services Not Applicable
Food Insecurity Decreasing
Incarceration Rate Increasing
Homelessness Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Housing Affordability - Owning Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Renting Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Increasing
Charitable Giving Maintaining
Volunteering Decreasing
Group Participation Increasing
Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Local Voting Decreasing
Change in Population Increasing
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age Not Applicable


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