Graduation Rate Component for Career Tech Schools

This grade measures the percent of students who concentrate in career-technical education and graduate from high school within four or five years.

What is being graded?

  • Four-Year Graduation Rate – How many students graduated in four years or less?
  • Five-Year Graduation Rate – How many students graduated in five years or less?

Why is this important?

Almost all jobs require skills and education beyond a high school diploma. Measuring the five-year rate gives districts credit for helping students, who just missed graduating on time, finish their diplomas.

Questions to ask

  • What are the reasons students are not graduating?
  • Are there certain subjects that are holding students back?
  • What are we doing to grow the number of students who graduate?
  • Which districts, similar to ours, are doing better than we are? What are they doing?

How is the Graduation Rate component grade for your school or district determined?

  • 60% - The letter grade for the four-year graduation rate.
  • 40% - The letter grade for the five-year graduation rate.

Last Modified: 9/13/2017 4:07:07 PM