Change Indicator

High school graduation rates in New Mexico

High school graduation rates

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Why This Indicator Matters

Students who graduate from high school on time are more likely to continue to postsecondary education and training; they are more employable and have higher incomes than students who do not graduate. High school graduates also have better health outcomes and are less likely to engage in risky behaviors.
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Definition and Source



Percentage of all students in each school district to graduate high school in 4 years by cohort. Data for each year represents a 4-year cohort. The designation 'all students' includes: Female, Male, Caucasian, African American, Hispanic, Asian, American Indian, Economically Disadvantaged, Students with Disabilities, English Language Learner, and Migrant Students.

Data Source

New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) 4-year graduation rates by cohort:


Percentages for the following school districts for 2016 are greater than or equal to the indicated values: Animas, Carrizozo, Clayton, Cloudcroft, Dora, Elida, Floyd, Grady, Jemez, Melrose, Penasco, Quemado, Santa Rosa, Tatum.

Percentages for the following school districts for 2020 are greater than or equal to the indicated values: Cloudcroft, Cuba, Des Moines, Grady, Melrose, Mosquero, Springer, Tatum, Vaughn, Wagon Mound.

NA signifies percentages obtained for groups with fewer than 10 students.

Updated February 2023.

Last Updated

February 2023