Contact: Michelle Lerner (DCPS)
(Washington, DC) The percentage of high school students who graduated from DC Public Schools (DCPS) in four years increased by six percentage points, from 58 percent to 64 percent, continuing four years of growth in graduation rates since 2011.
“The progress in graduation rates is another indicator that we are the fastest improving school district in the nation,” said DC Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson. “We are focused on preparing our students for future success in college and in their careers. Our graduation rates show that we are making real progress with students across the district.”
This new preliminary data reflects the Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) required by the US Department of Education, which measures the percentage of the cohort of students who started ninth grade in School Year 2011-12 and graduated within four years. This calculation first began in the 2010-11 school year. All numbers included are comparable using this measurement.