Average Public District Graduation Rate (2015-2016)

  • The national average public school graduation rate is approximately 85%.
  • The state with the highest average student graduation rate is New Jersey, with an 90% average graduation rate.
  • The state with the lowest average graduation rate is District Of Columbia, with a 68%.
  • The public school districts with the highest average graduation rate in each state are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Average Public School Graduation Rate

State
Average Graduation Rate
School Districts with Highest Graduation Rate
Alabama87%
Mountain Brook City School District (98%)
Fort Payne City School District (98%)
Alabaster City School District (97%)
Muscle Shoals City School District (97%)
Madison City School District (97%)
Alaska75%
Kodiak Island Borough School District (90%)
Juneau Borough School District (84%)
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (83%)
Valdez City School District (80%)
Cordova City School District (80%)
Arizona80%
Humboldt Unified School District (95%)
Deer Valley Unified School District (95%)
Vail Unified School District (94%)
Catalina Foothills Unified School District (94%)
Chandler Unified District #80 School District (94%)
Arkansas86%
Greenbrier School District (96%)
Vilonia School District (96%)
Greene Co. Technical School District (95%)
Valley View School District (95%)
Benton School District (95%)
California83%
San Marcos Unified School District (98%)
Temple City Unified School District (98%)
Ripon Unified School District (98%)
Acalanes Union High School District (98%)
Arcadia Unified School District (98%)
Colorado78%
Lewis-palmer Countynsolidated No. 38 In The County School District (95%)
Cheyenne Mountain No. 12 In The County Of E School District (93%)
Boulder Valley No. Re2 School District (92%)
Weld County Reorganized No. Re-4 School District (91%)
Steamboat Springs No. Re 2 School District (90%)
Connecticut88%
New Canaan School District (98%)
New Fairfield School District (98%)
Westport School District (98%)
Madison School District (98%)
Woodstock Academy School District (98%)
Delaware85%
Polytech School District (97%)
Sussex Technical School District (97%)
New Castle County Vocational-technical School District (96%)
Brandywine School District (90%)
Appoquinimink School District (90%)
District Of Columbia68%
Friendship Pcs School District (91%)
Washington Latin Pcs School District (90%)
Kipp Academy Pcs School District (85%)
Thurgood Marshall Academy Pcs School District (80%)
Washington Math Science Pcs School District (80%)
Florida82%
Leon School District (92%)
St. Johns School District (91%)
Nassau School District (91%)
Lafayette School District (90%)
Suwannee School District (90%)
Georgia81%
Decatur City School District (97%)
Calhoun City School District (97%)
Oconee County School District (96%)
Jefferson City School District (96%)
Pickens County School District (94%)
Hawaii82%
Hawaii Department Of Education School District (82%)
Idaho78%
Madison School District (91%)
Cassia County Joint School District (91%)
Sugar-salem Joint School District (90%)
Melba Joint School District (90%)
Fremont County Joint School District (90%)
Illinois85%
Chsd 155 School District (98%)
Geneva Cusd 304 School District (98%)
Cusd 308 School District (98%)
Kaneland Cusd 302 School District (97%)
Barrington Cusd 220 School District (97%)
Indiana85%
Tri-creek School Corporation School District (98%)
Avon Community School Corp School District (98%)
Zionsville Community Schools School District (98%)
Plainfield Community School Corp School District (97%)
Westfield-washington Schools School District (97%)
Iowa88%
Urbandale Community School District (98%)
Pleasant Valley Community School District (97%)
Ankeny Community School District (97%)
Southeast Polk Community School District (97%)
Indianola Community School District (96%)
Kansas85%
De Soto School District (98%)
Blue Valley School District (96%)
Gardner Edgerton School District (96%)
Lansing School District (95%)
Maize School District (95%)
Kentucky89%
Carter County School District (98%)
Corbin Independent School District (98%)
Pulaski County School District (98%)
Calloway County School District (97%)
Woodford County School District (97%)
Louisiana79%
Desoto Parish School District (94%)
Jefferson Davis Parish School District (93%)
Sabine Parish School District (92%)
Beauregard Parish School District (92%)
Grambling State Lab Schools School District (91%)
Maine85%
Scarborough School District (98%)
Rsu 18 School District (94%)
South Portland School District (94%)
Rsu 14 School District (93%)
Gorham School District (90%)
Maryland88%
Queen Anne's County School District (96%)
Carroll County School District (95%)
St. Mary's County School District (94%)
Calvert County School District (94%)
Howard County School District (93%)
Massachusetts87%
Medfield School District (98%)
Groton-dunstable School District (98%)
Natick School District (98%)
Hopkinton School District (98%)
Hingham School District (98%)
Michigan85%
Saline Area Schools School District (97%)
Birmingham School District (97%)
Fraser School District (97%)
Chelsea School District (97%)
Haslett School District (97%)
Minnesota82%
Mahtomedi Public School District (97%)
Becker Public School District (97%)
Big Lake Public School District (96%)
Minnetonka Public School District (96%)
Wayzata Public School District (96%)
Mississippi83%
Lamar County School District (95%)
Alcorn School District (91%)
Poplarville Separate School District (90%)
Corinth School District (90%)
Philadelphia Public School District (90%)
Missouri90%
Clayton School District (98%)
Smithville R-ii School District (98%)
Kirkwood R-vii School District (98%)
Ladue School District (98%)
Rockwood R-vi School District (97%)
Montana83%
Florence-carlton K-12 Schls School District (90%)
Laurel High School District (90%)
Custer County High School District (90%)
Missoula High School District (88%)
Belgrade High School District (88%)
Nebraska87%
Elkhorn School District (98%)
Gretna School District (97%)
Papillion-la Vista School District (96%)
Kearney School District (94%)
Westside Community Schools School District (94%)
Nevada72%
Douglas County School District (89%)
Elko County School District (85%)
Lyon County School District (81%)
Lincoln County School District (80%)
Carson City School District (80%)
New Hampshire87%
Bedford School District (97%)
Conway School District (96%)
Exeter Region Coop School District (95%)
Londonderry School District (95%)
Timberlane Regional School District (95%)
New Jersey90%
Robbinsville School District (98%)
Moorestown Township Public School District (98%)
Pascack Valley Regional High School District (98%)
Tenafly Public School District (98%)
Berkeley Heights School District (98%)
New Mexico71%
Cobre Consolidated Schools School District (90%)
Hobbs Municipal Schools School District (87%)
Gadsden Independent Schools School District (86%)
Ruidoso Municipal Schools School District (85%)
Rio Rancho School District (84%)
New York81%
Syosset Central School District (98%)
Rye City School District (98%)
Jericho Union Free School District (98%)
Massapequa Union Free School District (98%)
Roslyn Union Free School District (98%)
North Carolina88%
Dare County Schools School District (95%)
Newton Conover City Schools School District (94%)
Asheboro City Schools School District (93%)
Union County School District (93%)
Greene County Schools School District (93%)
North Dakota85%
Valley City 2 School District (90%)
Bismarck 1 School District (90%)
West Fargo 6 School District (88%)
Minot 1 School District (88%)
Fargo 1 School District (87%)
Ohio82%
Avon Local School District (98%)
Canfield Local School District (98%)
Highland Local School District (98%)
Ross Local School District (98%)
Olentangy Local School District (98%)
Oklahoma80%
Deer Creek School District (96%)
El Reno School District (95%)
Edmond School District (93%)
Choctaw-nicoma Park School District (93%)
Midwest City-del City School District (92%)
Oregon77%
West Linn-wilsonville 3j School District (93%)
Lake Oswego 7j School District (92%)
Dayton 8 School District (90%)
Scappoose 1j School District (90%)
Harrisburg 7j School District (90%)
Pennsylvania86%
Radnor Township School District (98%)
Colonial School District (98%)
Downingtown Area School District (98%)
Pine-richland School District (98%)
Upper Dublin School District (98%)
Rhode Island88%
Barrington School District (95%)
Coventry School District (93%)
North Providence School District (93%)
Blackstone Valley Prep A Ri Mayoral Academy School District (93%)
Cumberland School District (92%)
South Carolina84%
Darlington 01 School District (95%)
York 04 School District (94%)
Anderson 01 School District (93%)
Spartanburg 01 School District (91%)
Calhoun 01 School District (90%)
South Dakota82%
Brandon Valley 49-2 School District (94%)
Mitchell 17-2 School District (93%)
Aberdeen 06-1 School District (92%)
Lennox 41-4 School District (90%)
Elk Point-jefferson 61-7 School District (90%)
Tennessee88%
Tipton County School District (97%)
Lauderdale County School District (97%)
Elizabethton School District (97%)
Chester County School District (97%)
Humphreys County School District (96%)
Texas89%
Mount Pleasant Independent School District (98%)
Uplift Education School District (98%)
Frisco Independent School District (98%)
Lancaster Independent School District (98%)
Lake Dallas Independent School District (98%)
Utah85%
Carbon School District (98%)
Cache School District (94%)
Davis School District (94%)
Park City School District (93%)
Millard School District (93%)
Vermont86%
Champlain Valley Uhsd #15 School District (96%)
South Burlington School District (93%)
Harwood Uhsd #19 School District (90%)
Milton Incorporated School District (90%)
Essex Community Education Center School District (90%)
Virginia87%
Page County School District (97%)
York County School District (95%)
Goochland County School District (95%)
Hanover County School District (93%)
King Geo County School District (93%)
Washington81%
Steilacoom Hist. School District (95%)
Bainbridge Island School District (94%)
Mercer Island School District (94%)
White River School District (93%)
Northshore School District (92%)
West Virginia89%
Ohio County Schools School District (98%)
Mineral County Schools School District (97%)
Putnam County Schools School District (96%)
Marion County Schools School District (95%)
Wetzel County Schools School District (95%)
Wisconsin86%
Mequon-thiensville School District (98%)
Stoughton Area School District (98%)
Port Washington-saukville School District (98%)
Kimberly Area School District (98%)
Union Grove Uhs School District (98%)
Wyoming78%
Lincoln County #2 School District (94%)
Laramie County #2 School District (90%)
Sheridan County #2 School District (87%)
Carbon County #1 School District (85%)
Park County # 1 School District (85%)
Recent Articles
Public schools are far from perfect, but they still offer significant benefits to the students that attend their classrooms every day. We’ll list a few of those advantages here.
Childhood obesity rates continue to climb. While many public schools have implemented policies and programs to combat the problem, there is always more to be done. Keep reading to learn what schools are doing to prevent obesity and how you can help.
Food allergies are no laughing matter and it doesn't take long for them to become dangerous. Keep reading to learn how to keep your child safe at school if he has a food allergy.
Did You Know?
The state with highest average public school graduation rate is New Jersey, with 90%. The state with the lowest average public school graduation rate is District Of Columbia with 68%.