Education
Graduation Rate
Source: University of Arkansas - Office for Education Policy
High School Cohort Graduation Rate
2020
Alma School District91%
Alpena School District95%
Arkadelphia School District84%
Armorel School District95%
Ashdown School District92%
Atkins Public Schools91%
Augusta School District93%
Bald Knob School District92%
Barton-Lexa School District89%
Batesville School District93%
Bauxite School District92%
Bay School District85%
Bearden School District88%
Beebe School District84%
Benton School District94%
Bentonville Public Schools93%
Bergman School District85%
Berryville Public Schools80%
Bismarck Public Schools95%
Blevins School District82%
Blytheville School District83%
Booneville School District94%
Bradford School District92%
Brinkley School District89%
Brookland School District94%
Bryant Public Schools93%
Buffalo Island Central School District93%
Cabot Public Schools93%
Caddo Hills School District83%
Calico Rock School District95%
Camden Fairview School District91%
Carlisle School District94%
Cave City School District95%
Cedar Ridge School District95%
Cedarville School District95%
Centerpoint School District95%
Charleston School District94%
Clarendon School District95%
Clarksville School District95%
Cleveland County School District95%
Clinton School District94%
Concord Public Schools95%
Conway Public Schools89%
Corning Public Schools95%
Cossatot River School District86%
Cotter School District82%
County Line School District95%
Cross County School District95%
Crossett School District94%
Cutter-Morning Star School District92%
Danville School District95%
Dardanelle Public Schools92%
De Queen School District83%
Decatur School District90%
Deer/Mount Judea School District92%
Dermott School District91%
Des Arc Public Schools91%
DeWitt School District79%
Dierks School District89%
Dollarway School District75%
Dover School District95%
Drew Central School District79%
Dumas School District95%
Earle School District95%
East End School District95%
East Poinsett County School District94%
El Dorado School District90%
Elkins School District95%
Emerson-Taylor School District92%
England School District85%
Eureka Springs School District95%
Farmington School District95%
Fayetteville School District90%
Flippin School District84%
Fordyce School District92%
Foreman School District95%
Forrest City School District84%
Fort Smith Public Schools90%
Fouke School District90%
Fountain Lake School District94%
Genoa Central School District95%
Gentry Public Schools89%
Glen Rose School District93%
Gosnell School District92%
Gravette School District84%
Green Forest School District88%
Greenbrier School District95%
Greene County Technical School District95%
Greenland Public Schools94%
Greenwood School District95%
Gurdon School District88%
Guy-Perkins Schools94%
Hackett Public Schools90%
Hamburg School District91%
Hampton School District95%
Harmony Grove School District93%
Harrisburg School District84%
Harrison School District95%
Hazen School District94%
Heber Springs School District90%
Hector School District83%
Helena-West Helena School District89%
Hermitage School District90%
Highland School District91%
Hillcrest School District95%
Hope School District88%
Horatio School District84%
Hot Springs School District79%
Hoxie School District94%
Huntsville School District83%
Izard Cty Consolidated Schools95%
Jackson County School District95%
Jasper School District95%
Jessieville School District90%
Jonesboro Public Schools91%
Junction City School District95%
Kirby School District90%
Lafayette County School District89%
Lake Hamilton School District87%
Lakeside School District94%
Lamar School District89%
Lavaca Public Schools88%
Lawrence County School District93%
Lead Hill School District87%
Lee County School District80%
Lincoln School District91%
Little Rock School District78%
Lonoke School District80%
Magazine Schools89%
Magnet Cove School District95%
Magnolia School District93%
Malvern Special School District87%
Mammoth Spring Schools95%
Manila School District95%
Mansfield School District82%
Marion School District92%
Marked Tree School District94%
Marmaduke School District92%
Marvell School District71%
Mayflower School District92%
Maynard School District95%
McCrory School District92%
McGehee School District87%
Melbourne School District95%
Mena Public Schools91%
Midland School District81%
Mineral Springs School District94%
Monticello School District87%
Mount Ida School District94%
Mount Vernon-Enola School District95%
Mountain Home School District91%
Mountain Pine School District80%
Mountain View School District92%
Mountainburg Schools89%
Mulberry School District90%
Murfreesboro School District95%
Nashville School District95%
Nemo Vista School District95%
Nettleton School District88%
Nevada School District95%
Newport School District78%
Norfork Schools92%
North Little Rock School District83%
Omaha School District95%
Osceola School District89%
Ouachita River School District90%
Ouachita School District95%
Ozark Mountain School District91%
Ozark School District95%
Palestine-Wheatley School District85%
Pangburn School District95%
Paragould School District83%
Paris School District94%
Parkers Chapel School District95%
Pea Ridge School District90%
Perryville School District93%
Piggott School District95%
Pine Bluff School District72%
Pocahontas School District94%
Pottsville Public Schools95%
Poyen School District95%
Prairie Grove School District93%
Prescott School District90%
Pulaski County Special School District85%
Quitman School District95%
Rector School District88%
Riverside School District95%
Riverview School District89%
Rogers Public Schools89%
Rose Bud School District94%
Russellville Schools92%
Salem School District95%
Scranton School District95%
Searcy County School District92%
Searcy School District90%
Sheridan School District91%
Shirley School District88%
Siloam Springs Schools88%
Sloan-Hendrix School District95%
Smackover School District89%
South Conway County School District95%
South Mississippi County School District89%
South Side-Bee Branch School District95%
Southside School District92%
Spring Hill School District94%
Springdale School District84%
Star City School District92%
Strong School District95%
Stuttgart School District87%
Texarkana School District77%
Trumann Schools83%
Two Rivers School District87%
Valley Springs School District95%
Valley View School District95%
Van Buren School District90%
Vilonia School District94%
Viola School District95%
Waldron School District87%
Warren School District91%
Watson Chapel School District80%
West Fork School District92%
West Memphis School District87%
West Side School District93%
Western Yell County School District88%
Westside Consolidated School District95%
Westside School District95%
White County Central School District82%
White Hall School District93%
Wonderview School District95%
Woodlawn School District95%
Wynne Public Schools92%
Yellville-Summit School District94%

Source: University of Arkansas - Office for Education Policy




Number of High School Graduates
2020
Alma School District235
Alpena School District
Arkadelphia School District114
Armorel School District
Ashdown School District
Atkins Public Schools
Augusta School District
Bald Knob School District
Barton-Lexa School District
Batesville School District213
Bauxite School District120
Bay School District
Bearden School District
Beebe School District191
Benton School District373
Bentonville Public Schools1,187
Bergman School District73
Berryville Public Schools113
Bismarck Public Schools
Blevins School District
Blytheville School District143
Booneville School District
Bradford School District
Brinkley School District
Brookland School District
Bryant Public Schools625
Buffalo Island Central School District
Cabot Public Schools729
Caddo Hills School District
Calico Rock School District
Camden Fairview School District146
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 District
Cleveland County School District
Clinton School District
Concord Public Schools
Conway Public Schools694
Corning Public Schools
Cossatot River School District66
Cotter School District
County Line School District
Cross County School District
Crossett School District
Cutter-Morning Star School District
Danville School District
Dardanelle Public Schools146
De Queen School District156
Decatur School District
Deer/Mount Judea School District
Dermott School District
Des Arc Public Schools
DeWitt School District82
Dierks School District
Dollarway School District59
Dover School District
Drew Central School District61
Dumas School District
Earle School District
East End School District
East Poinsett County School District
El Dorado School District308
Elkins School District
Emerson-Taylor School District
England School District
Eureka Springs School District
Farmington School District
Fayetteville School District736
Flippin School District
Fordyce School District
Foreman School District
Forrest City School District160
Fort Smith Public Schools989
Fouke School District
Fountain Lake School District
Genoa Central School District
Gentry Public Schools117
Glen Rose School District
Gosnell School District
Gravette School District127
Green Forest School District84
Greenbrier School District261
Greene County Technical School District263
Greenland Public Schools
Greenwood School District273
Gurdon School District
Guy-Perkins Schools
Hackett Public Schools
Hamburg School District149
Hampton School District
Harmony Grove School District
Harrisburg School District87
Harrison School District
Hazen School District
Heber Springs School District112
Hector School District
Helena-West Helena School District96
Hermitage School District
Highland School District123
Hillcrest School District
Hope School District141
Horatio School District
Hot Springs School District201
Hoxie School District
Huntsville School District151
Izard Cty Consolidated Schools
Jackson County School District
Jasper School District
Jessieville School District
Jonesboro Public Schools413
Junction City School District
Kirby School District
Lafayette County School District
Lake Hamilton School District305
Lakeside School District230
Lamar School District101
Lavaca Public Schools
Lawrence County School District
Lead Hill School District
Lee County School District40
Lincoln School District
Little Rock School District1,283
Lonoke School District111
Magazine Schools
Magnet Cove School District
Magnolia School District193
Malvern Special School District101
Mammoth Spring Schools
Manila School District
Mansfield School District45
Marion School District294
Marked Tree School District
Marmaduke School District
Marvell School District24
Mayflower School District
Maynard School District
McCrory School District
McGehee School District69
Melbourne School District
Mena Public Schools118
Midland School District
Mineral Springs School District
Monticello School District123
Mount Ida School District
Mount Vernon-Enola School District
Mountain Home School District299
Mountain Pine School District
Mountain View School District
Mountainburg Schools
Mulberry School District
Murfreesboro School District
Nashville School District
Nemo Vista School District
Nettleton School District215
Nevada School District
Newport School District73
Norfork Schools
North Little Rock School District562
Omaha School District
Osceola School District
Ouachita River School District
Ouachita School District
Ozark Mountain School District
Ozark School District
Palestine-Wheatley School District56
Pangburn School District
Paragould School District181
Paris School District
Parkers Chapel School District
Pea Ridge School District164
Perryville School District
Piggott School District
Pine Bluff School District206
Pocahontas School District
Pottsville Public Schools
Poyen School District
Prairie Grove School District125
Prescott School District
Pulaski County Special School District801
Quitman School District
Rector School District
Riverside School District
Riverview School District91
Rogers Public Schools1,161
Rose Bud School District
Russellville Schools377
Salem School District
Scranton School District
Searcy County School District
Searcy School District276
Sheridan School District289
Shirley School District
Siloam Springs Schools319
Sloan-Hendrix School District
Smackover School District
South Conway County School District
South Mississippi County School District83
South Side-Bee Branch School District
Southside School District133
Spring Hill School District
Springdale School District1,427
Star City School District
Strong School District
Stuttgart School District111
Texarkana School District218
Trumann Schools105
Two Rivers School District68
Valley Springs School District
Valley View School District
Van Buren School District404
Vilonia School District235
Viola School District
Waldron School District81
Warren School District99
Watson Chapel School District173
West Fork School District
West Memphis School District346
West Side School District
Western Yell County School District
Westside Consolidated School District
Westside School District
White County Central School District46
White Hall School District211
Wonderview School District
Woodlawn School District
Wynne Public Schools180
Yellville-Summit School District

Source: University of Arkansas - Office for Education Policy



NATIONAL RANKING
16

OUT OF 51
2019

STATE TREND

Increasing


89%

2020
1% = 368
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 2020 was 89%, up 12 percentage points from 2010. In 2019, the latest year for which comparable national data is available, Arkansas was 16th in the nation for this indicator, an improvement from its rank of 25th in 2015. According to state-level 2020 data, graduation rates for different student groups were not as different as in other education indicators: 94% for Asians, 91% for white students, 87% for Hispanic and 84% for Black students, 86% for economically disadvantaged students, 84% for students with disabilities, and 85% for English language learners. The growth since 2010 has been strongest for Asian (+17 points), Black (+15 points), Hispanic (+17 points), and English language learners (+16 points) students. In-line with national trends, female graduation rates (91%) 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
20102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Arkansas77%80%84%84%87%85%87%88%89%88%89%

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




Number of High School Graduates
20102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Arkansas27,91327,85928,32328,62029,92530,37130,94531,16631,44631,97032,666

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
MaleFemale
Arkansas86%91%

Source: Arkansas Department of Education




Number of Graduates by Gender
MaleFemale
Arkansas16,25916,407

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
Arkansas86%85%65%98%78%81%84%

Source: University of Arkansas - Office for Education Policy









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Flouridated Water Not Applicable
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