More HISD Students Graduate on Time and Fewer Drop Out

Houston ISD’s four-year graduation rate increases 4.3 percent for the Class of 2010

June 16, 2011

More Houston ISD students are earning their high school diplomas on time, and the number of students dropping out of school is on the decline, according to data released on June 16 by the Texas Education Agency (see charts here; pdf).

The four-year graduation rate for the HISD Class of 2010 was 74.3 percent, a 4.3-point improvement from the prior year and a 7.2-point gain from 2006. Graduation rates improved among every racial and ethnic student group.

The dropout rate, meanwhile, is headed in the opposite direction, and now stands at 12.6 percent, a 3.2-point decline from 2009 and a 5.3-point drop from 2006. The dropout rate declined among every racial and ethnic group.

Read the full press release (.pdf).