Today OSSE announced that 76.4% of public charter students graduate in four years in school year 2018-19, up four percentage points from last year, while the number of students graduating in five years declined by 1.1%.
Graduation rates are calculated by tracking the students who entered 9th grade and graduated from 12th grade within four or five years. And as part of its oversight, we verify that 9th-grade students are on track to graduate in four years and that 12th-grade students have met the school’s graduation requirements. To learn more about the Transcript Audit Policy, click here.
We also evaluate a school’s performance on multiple measures, including 4- and 5- year graduation rates, which are both indicators of whether or not a student is ready for college or the workforce on its School Quality Report. The 2019 reports are availablehere.
This year, 70.0% of students designated as “At-Risk” graduated in four years, an increase of 5.8% from last year. And the number of students with disabilities improved by 8.2% to 62.6%, while the number of Black students graduating increased by 5.8%.