New District Graduation Rate Map Tool

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The Editorial Projects in Education Research Center is proud to present a powerful online mapping tool to help the public, policymakers, and educational leaders combat the graduation crisis.

For the first time, EdWeek Maps provides the public with ready access to comparable, reliable data on graduation rates for every school district in the country.

This Web-based application allows users to easily map out graduation rates by zooming in on any of the nation's individual school districts. Users can then access a detailed report with information for that district presented alongside comparative national benchmark statistics. Customized state-level reports are also available through EdWeek Maps.

The EPE Research Center calculated graduation rates for each public school district, as well as every state and the nation as a whole, using raw data from a single source, the U.S. Department of Education's Common Core of Data, and a single calculation formula, the Cumulative Promotion Index (CPI). The CPI method, developed by Editorial Projects in Education Vice President Christopher B. Swanson, estimates the percent of students in the 9th grade who will complete high school on time with a regular diploma.

How to Find State and District Graduation Rate Reports

Searching for a district report

  1. We recommend using Google Chrome or Firefox as your browser.
  2. Enter the zip code in the designated field and click SEARCH. You will see a blue balloon marking the geographic location of your search on the map. You may need to zoom in to see the blue balloon, which can be hidden behind red balloons.
  3. Click on the tab that says "States on the Map" on the left- hand column.
  4. After a few clicks of zooming, the tab "States on the Map" on the left hand side of the map will change to "Districts on the Map." Find the district name that you are looking for on the list below the tab. The number on the left will correspond with a red balloon.
  5. Click on the name of the district on the list at the left access the report; a white box will pop up on the corresponding map balloon.
  6. Scroll down the white box to view the link that says "Click for report." Click the link, and the report will open in a new window. Be sure to close one report before trying to open another.


Searching for a state report

  1. We recommend using Google Chrome or Firefox as your browser.
  2. Zoom out far enough on the map so that "States on the Map" appears on the tabbed menu on the left -hand side of the page. State names will be listed under this tab.
  3. Locate the name of the state on the list and click on it.
  4. A white box will pop up on the map over a red balloon.
  5. Choose "Click for report" from the white box.
  6. The state report will open in a new window. Be sure to close one report before trying to open another.

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Updated for Diplomas Count 2013

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