Iowa Class of 2019 graduation rate was 91.6%
DES MOINES — Iowa’s high school gradation rate reached a record high in 2019. A record 91.6% of the students in the Class of 2019 graduated from high school in four years. That’s two-tenths of a percent higher than 2018 results.
According to the Iowa Department of Education, there’s been improvement in early every demographic group of students since 2011. There’s been a more than nine percent improvement in the graduation rate among Latino students, for example.
The drop-out rate for Iowa high school students last year was about two-point-six percent.
The most recent data available nationally is for the 2016-2017 school year and the national high school graduation rate was 85 percent.