The MDE 4-Year Graduation Rate is defined and used by the state for accountability purposes. This formula counts the number of students graduating from high school within four years after entering grade nine, as a percent of all students who graduated, dropped out, are continuing high school, or have an unknown outcome. Students who transferred into the district are included in this calculation; those who transferred out are not.
Beginning in 2013 (and recalculated for prior years), school classifications 70 through 79 (the care/treatment/correctional facilities) are not included in the district rates.
Due to the nature of graduation rate data, results are always one year behind.