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Social Determinants

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Explore the latest data for the LHI topic Social Determinants.
 
Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going 
The on-time graduation rate in public schools, defined by the percentage of students awarded a high school diploma 4 years after starting 9th grade, increased by 4%, from 79% for school-year 2010–11 to 82% for 2013–14, moving toward the HP2020 target of 87%. For the 2013–14 school year, Asian or Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic students had the highest rate of on-time graduation.
 
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On-Time High School Graduation (AH-5.1)
  • Healthy People 2020 objective AH-5.1 tracks the on-time graduation rate from public high schools.
    • HP2020 Baseline: In the 2010–11 school year, 79% of students attending public schools graduated with a regular diploma 4 years after starting 9th grade. 
    • HP2020 Target: 87%, a 10% improvement over the baseline, which was established for the 2010–11 school year. 
  • The on-time graduation rate increased from 79% in the 2010–11 school year to 82% in the 2013–14 school year.

On-Time High School Graduation Rates by Race/Ethnicity, 2013–14

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 Data source: Common Core of Data (CCD), ED/NCES.

  • Among racial and ethnic groups, the Asian or Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic population had the highest (best) rate of on-time graduation, 89% for the 2013–14 school year.
    • Rates for other subgroups were:
      • White, non-Hispanic: 87%
      • Hispanic: 76%
      • Black, non-Hispanic: 72% 
      • American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 70%
Notes:
  • Measures of variability were not available so differences and trends could not be tested for statistical significance.
  • The terms “Hispanic or Latino” and “Hispanic” are used interchangeably in this report.  
  • On-time graduation rates are measured using the 4-year adjusted cohort graduation rate (ACGR). The 4-year ACGR is the number of students who graduate in 4 years or less with a regular high school diploma divided by the number of students who form the adjusted cohort for the graduating class. From the beginning of 9th grade, students who are entering that grade for the first time form a cohort that is “adjusted” by adding any students who subsequently transfer into the cohort and subtracting any students who subsequently transfer out, emigrate to another country, or die. 
  • Estimates are for the 50 states and the District of Columbia that reported all data elements with the exception of:
    • 2010–11 school year: Data imputed for Idaho, Kentucky, and Oklahoma
    • 2011–12 school year: Data imputed for Idaho, Kentucky, and Oklahoma
    • 2012–13 school year: Data imputed for Idaho
    • 2013–14 school year: Data for American Indian/Alaska Native students imputed for Virginia
  • Data in this report may be different from what are currently shown on the Healthy People 2020 website.
  • Data for this objective are available annually and come from the Common Core of Data (CCD), ED/NCES.