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Texas Graduation Rates Are Worth Celebrating

Updated: Feb 28, 2023

Texas public schools are doing better than 92% of the states in the nation in graduation rates, ranking 4th overall! Why is it so important to get students across the finish line?

Data indicates that students who drop out of high school are more likely to live a life of periodic unemployment, have a higher rate of using government assistance, and cycle in and out of the prison system more often than students who obtain a high school diploma. Income potential is lower than students with a high school diploma. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, high school graduates earn nearly $10,000 more per year than dropouts.

Educators in Texas continue to excel in graduation rates, consistently outperforming the national average. In fact, when you break down the graduation rate by sub-populations, Texas is in the top four in several categories: 2nd among Asian students, 3rd among Hispanic students, 4th among Black students, 3rd among White students, and 4th among Economically Disadvantaged students.

Source: sorted here.

Download the chart below:.

Friends 20-21 national graduation rate comparison chart with sub-populations
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