Class of 2019 Campus and District Graduation Summaries

What are the campus and district graduation summaries? The campus and district graduation summaries show the graduation status of a beginning group of ninth grade students. First-time Grade 9 students in 2015-16 were tracked through the 2019 fall semester following their expected graduation date in spring 2019.

The summaries sometimes don't give exact numbers instead saying, for example, "fewer than five" or "fewer than 100." Why? The agency is required to comply with federal regulations to protect student privacy, and the agency does this by not publishing small numbers of students. In place of small numbers, the phrase "fewer than five" is used. Numbers larger than five will not be shown when a reader could figure out the small student count by using addition and subtraction with the other numbers provided. In these cases, the exact number is not shown and a phrase is used (e.g., fewer than 100) to give the reader an idea of the size of the actual number.

How are the graduation summaries related to the four-year graduation rates available elsewhere on TEA's website? Both the graduation summaries and the four-year graduation rates available elsewhere on TEA's website show the number of students from a group of ninth graders who graduated, were still in school, received Texas Certificates of High School Equivalency (TxCHSE), or dropped out. The graduation summaries include additional information: they provide information on the students who transferred into each campus or district and on those who transferred out. Additionally, the four-year graduation rates presented on TEA's website exclude some students from rate calculations whereas no students are excluded from the graduation summaries. As a result, the numbers presented in the graduation summaries may not match the numbers the presented in four-year graduation rate tables. To see a campus's or district's actual graduation rate, use the four-year graduation rates.

Where can I find the four-year graduation rates? The four-year graduation rates can be found using the High School Completion, Graduation, and Dropouts Data Search.

When will the class of 2020 graduation summaries be available? The class of 2020 graduation summaries will be available in August of 2021.

Contact Information:
For questions or comments, please e-mail the Division of Research and Analysis, or contact the division by phone at 512-475-3523.
This page last updated August 2020