Important Facts for Four-Year Cohort High School Graduation Rate
DefinitionThe four-year cohort high school graduation rate reflects the percentage of ninth graders (cohort) who graduated from high school four years later.
NumeratorNumber of ninth graders in the cohort who graduate from high school four years later
DenominatorTotal number of students in the ninth grade cohort
Why Is This Important?"Adults who do not graduate from high school are more likely to suffer from health conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Individuals with less education are also more likely to engage in risky health behaviors, such as smoking and being physically inactive." - North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health.
Other ObjectivesHealthy North Carolina 2020
What Is Being Done?North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Dropout Prevention and Intervention
Evidence-based PracticesNorth Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Dropout Prevention and Intervention: Best Practices
Institute of Education Sciences, What Works Clearinghouse