2013-2014 High School Graduation Rate Demographics

Monday, April 6, 2015

This week’s map continues exploring high school graduation rates across the state and presents the latest numbers for various demographic groups.

Choose from the menu below the map to see the rates for students of a particular race/ethnicity, sex, socio-economic status, English ability, or gifted status.  Districts in blue are above the state average for all students (83.9 percent), and those in orange are below.  Districts that have too few students in a particular demographic group will not show up.


A few observations about the numbers:

  • Statewide, Asian students experienced the highest graduation rate (91.3 percent) of all race/ethnic groups, and Hispanic/Latino students had the lowest (77.4 percent). 
  • Graduation rates were higher among females than males.  More than one-third of districts had graduation rates for female students that were 90 percent or higher, while this was true for males in less than 10 percent of districts.
    • The graduation rate for Limited English Proficient students was below 80 percent in the vast majority (95 percent) of school districts.
    • Academically gifted students graduated at a rate of 95 percent or higher in almost all of the state’s districts.

The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute provides weekly maps and data dashboards to highlight relevant statewide education statistics for EducationNC, a nonpartisan, nonprofit news source aiming to create a bipartisan, statewide conversation about public schools. Learn more about this initiative here.