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Graduation Rate Indicator

This indicator, reported on the California School Dashboard, applies to districts and schools with students in grades 9–12.

What is this Indicator?

The Graduation Rate Indicator is one of several state indicators that the California Department of Education (CDE) reports on the California School Dashboard External link opens in new window or tab. (Dashboard). It represents the percentage of students who graduate high school within a specified timeframe with a high school diploma.

All schools – comprehensive (or traditional), charter, and Dashboard Alternative School Status (DASS) – receive a combined four- and five-year graduation rate.

This indicator is reported on the Dashboard for any local educational agency (LEA) and high school that enroll students in grade twelve.

Additional Reports

Designed for educators, the School Dashboard Additional Reports offer information and data beyond what are reported on the Dashboard, including summarized views across all state indicators. Two reports specific to this indicator are the:

  • Graduation Rate Report, and
  • 2022 Graduation Rate Status Report


General Information about the Indicator
Technical Information about the Indicator

Additional Information about the Dashboard

Next Steps

There are no next steps or upcoming changes for this indicator.


Archived materials from prior Dashboard releases.

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, February 16, 2023
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