Graduation Rate
Source: University of Arkansas - Office for Education Policy
High School Cohort Graduation Rate
Alma School District95%
Alpena School District1%
Arkadelphia School District1%
Armorel School District95%
Ashdown School District1%
Atkins Public Schools1%
Augusta School District95%
Bald Knob School District1%
Barton-Lexa School District1%
Batesville School District95%
Bauxite School District1%
Bay School District1%
Bearden School District1%
Beebe School District1%
Benton School District1%
Bentonville Public Schools1%
Bergman School District95%
Berryville Public Schools1%
Bismarck Public Schools1%
Blevins School District1%
Blytheville School District1%
Booneville School District1%
Bradford School District95%
Brinkley School District1%
Brookland School District1%
Bryant Public Schools1%
Buffalo Island Central School District1%
Cabot Public Schools1%
Caddo Hills School District1%
Calico Rock School District1%
Camden Fairview School District1%
Carlisle School District1%
Cave City School District95%
Cedar Ridge School District1%
Cedarville School District95%
Centerpoint School District95%
Charleston School District1%
Clarendon School District95%
Clarksville School District1%
Cleveland County School District95%
Clinton School District1%
Concord Public Schools1%
Conway Public Schools1%
Corning Public Schools95%
Cossatot River School District1%
Cotter School District1%
County Line School District95%
Cross County School District95%
Crossett School District1%
Cutter-Morning Star School District1%
Danville School District95%
Dardanelle Public Schools1%
De Queen School District95%
Decatur School District1%
Deer/Mount Judea School District1%
Dermott School District1%
Des Arc Public Schools1%
DeWitt School District1%
Dierks School District1%
Dover School District1%
Drew Central School District1%
Dumas School District1%
Earle School District1%
East End School District95%
East Poinsett County School District95%
El Dorado School District1%
Elkins School District95%
Emerson-Taylor School District1%
England School District1%
Eureka Springs School District95%
Farmington School District95%
Fayetteville School District1%
Flippin School District1%
Fordyce School District1%
Foreman School District1%
Forrest City School District1%
Fort Smith Public Schools1%
Fouke School District1%
Fountain Lake School District1%
Genoa Central School District1%
Gentry Public Schools1%
Glen Rose School District1%
Gosnell School District1%
Gravette School District1%
Green Forest School District1%
Greenbrier School District95%
Greene County Technical School District1%
Greenland Public Schools1%
Greenwood School District95%
Gurdon School District1%
Guy-Perkins Schools95%
Hackett Public Schools95%
Hamburg School District95%
Hampton School District95%
Harmony Grove School District95%
Harrisburg School District1%
Harrison School District95%
Hazen School District1%
Heber Springs School District1%
Hector School District95%
Helena-West Helena School District1%
Hermitage School District95%
Highland School District95%
Hillcrest School District95%
Hope School District1%
Horatio School District95%
Hot Springs School District1%
Hoxie School District1%
Huntsville School District1%
Izard Cty Consolidated Schools95%
Jackson County School District95%
Jasper School District1%
Jessieville School District1%
Jonesboro Public Schools1%
Junction City School District95%
Kirby School District1%
Lafayette County School District1%
Lake Hamilton School District1%
Lakeside School District1%
Lamar School District1%
Lavaca Public Schools1%
Lawrence County School District1%
Lead Hill School District1%
Lee County School District1%
Lincoln School District1%
Little Rock School District1%
Lonoke School District1%
Magazine Schools1%
Magnet Cove School District1%
Magnolia School District1%
Malvern Special School District1%
Mammoth Spring Schools1%
Manila School District1%
Mansfield School District1%
Marion School District1%
Marked Tree School District1%
Marmaduke School District1%
Marvell School District1%
Mayflower School District1%
Maynard School District95%
McCrory School District1%
McGehee School District1%
Melbourne School District95%
Mena Public Schools1%
Midland School District95%
Mineral Springs School District1%
Monticello School District1%
Mount Ida School District1%
Mount Vernon-Enola School District1%
Mountain Home School District1%
Mountain Pine School District1%
Mountain View School District1%
Mountainburg Schools1%
Mulberry School District95%
Murfreesboro School District1%
Nashville School District95%
Nemo Vista School District95%
Nettleton School District1%
Nevada School District95%
Newport School District1%
Norfork Schools1%
North Little Rock School District1%
Omaha School District1%
Osceola School District1%
Ouachita River School District1%
Ouachita School District1%
Ozark Mountain School District95%
Ozark School District1%
Palestine-Wheatley School District1%
Pangburn School District95%
Paragould School District1%
Paris School District95%
Parkers Chapel School District1%
Pea Ridge School District1%
Perryville School District1%
Piggott School District1%
Pine Bluff School District1%
Pocahontas School District1%
Pottsville Public Schools95%
Poyen School District1%
Prairie Grove School District1%
Prescott School District1%
Pulaski County Special School District1%
Quitman School District1%
Rector School District95%
Riverside School District1%
Riverview School District1%
Rogers Public Schools1%
Rose Bud School District1%
Russellville Schools1%
Salem School District95%
Scranton School District95%
Searcy County School District1%
Searcy School District1%
Sheridan School District1%
Shirley School District1%
Siloam Springs Schools1%
Sloan-Hendrix School District1%
Smackover School District1%
South Conway County School District1%
South Mississippi County School District1%
South Side-Bee Branch School District95%
Southside School District1%
Spring Hill School District1%
Springdale School District1%
Star City School District1%
Strong School District1%
Stuttgart School District1%
Texarkana School District1%
Trumann Schools1%
Two Rivers School District1%
Valley Springs School District95%
Valley View School District95%
Van Buren School District1%
Vilonia School District1%
Viola School District95%
Waldron School District1%
Warren School District1%
Watson Chapel School District1%
West Fork School District95%
West Memphis School District1%
West Side School District95%
Western Yell County School District1%
Westside Consolidated School District1%
Westside School District1%
White County Central School District95%
White Hall School District1%
Wonderview School District1%
Woodlawn School District1%
Wynne Public Schools1%
Yellville-Summit School District1%

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

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 student 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

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

Number of High School Graduates

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

Access to Quality Seats for Infants and Toddlers Increasing
Access to Quality Childcare Seats for Preschoolers Maintaining
Grade 3 Reading Decreasing
Grade 8 Math Maintaining
Graduation Rate Increasing
Remediation Rate Decreasing
Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Adults Pursuing Further Education Decreasing
Imagination Libraries Increasing
Infant Mortality Maintaining
Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Overweight or Obese Students Increasing
Student Drug Usage Decreasing
Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Physically Inactive Adults Maintaining
Smoking Rate Decreasing
Flouridated Water Increasing
Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Oral Health Increasing
Life Expectancy Decreasing
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 Increasing
Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Access to Financial Services Decreasing
Food Insecurity Decreasing
Incarceration Rate Increasing
Homelessness Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Cost of Homeownership Maintaining
Cost of Rent Increasing
Households Below ALICE Threshold Not Applicable
Child Care Costs for Toddlers Not Applicable
Medical Debt Not Applicable
Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
Charitable Giving Increasing
Volunteering Increasing
Group Participation Increasing
Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Local Voting Not Applicable
Change in Population Increasing
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age Not Applicable
Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Life Expectancy 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 Increasing
Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Incarceration Rate Increasing
Medical Debt Not Applicable
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable