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High school graduation in Tennessee

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Number and percentage of students graduating within four years of entering high school, and graduation in more than four years for students with an Individual Education Plan. Graduation rate is based on NCLB formula. High school graduation includes regular high school diploma- earn 20 units of credit and pass the Tennessee Proficiency Test, and diploma to special education students who complete an individualized education program (IEP) and pass the Tennessee Proficiency Test. The Kids Count division of the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth estimated the high school graduation rate for counites with more than one school districts. 
From 2014-15 the rate and number of high school graduates were based US Department of Education 4-year adjusted cohort formula. 

Data Source

Tennessee Department of Education.


State data include state special schools. NA= Not available.

Last Updated

November 2023