Graduation rate

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Definitions: The number of students who graduated from public high schools in Alabama in 2014 with regular, advanced, and credit-based diplomas expressed as a percentage of the total number of students who enrolled as first year freshmen four years earlier (or in 2010-2011). While the denominator used in computing the rate includes graduates, completers, students still enrolled, students withdrawn but still enrolled, students who enrolled but failed to attend, dropouts, and “other,” it does not include students in the class of 2010-2011 who were retained from earlier classes. Data are adjusted for students who transferred into, and out of, the cohort over the four-year period. This method of measuring the graduation rate is referred to as the “four-year cohort graduation rate.”  

Data Source: Special tabulations provided by the Alabama State Department of Education.

Footnotes: Note:  The formula used in computing graduation rates reported in this year’s Data Book is the same as that used in computing rates for the 2012-2014 Data Books.  However, graduation rates reported in Data Books prior to 2012 did not use the same formula as now; hence, they should not be compared directly to current rates.