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† Value not calculated because necessary data field(s) not reported in CCD or because of very small group size. ‡ Value not reported because of insufficient data for reliable estimate.

60.7 63.6 70.0 71.8 71.0 72.5 79.3 60.7 58.9 57.5 56.3 63.7 77.8 76.3 73.0 82.5 75.0 69.7 60.6 74.0 74.4 72.1 66.4 79.0 60.8 74.7 75.8 77.8 55.9 77.7 84.5 56.7 62.5 66.2 83.1 76.5 71.0 69.0 79.1 72.3 52.5 74.5 62.2 66.8 76.7 81.2 74.9 68.2 72.8 80.6 74.0

55.4 59.8 66.1 68.7 66.3 68.6 76.6 55.6 51.1 52.8 51.4 60.5 72.2 70.1 68.8 79.0 70.1 65.0 54.1 71.2 69.5 67.8 62.7 76.2 53.6 71.6 73.5 73.6 52.9 † 81.3 53.5 58.4 61.8 81.3 73.0 69.4 † † 67.9 † 71.5 † 62.8 77.9 † 70.7 65.1 69.9 76.7 69.8

66.2 66.2 72.9 75.6 73.7 76.3 81.7 65.9 64.2 62.6 61.7 67.3 80.2 77.1 75.4 82.8 74.3 73.5 67.5 73.3 79.4 75.7 69.2 81.5 67.7 77.6 77.0 79.6 59.9 † 85.2 60.0 65.2 69.7 84.5 79.1 74.1 † † 74.7 † 74.3 † 71.0 80.9 † 78.8 73.5 76.5 82.3 75.5

74.9 42.8 44.7 66.6 44.9 ‡ 25.7 ‡ † ‡ 22.6 ‡ ‡ 29.8 30.2 ‡ 42.0 ‡ 53.6 ‡ ‡ 29.8 23.1 ‡ 36.3 44.9 44.8 ‡ 53.3 † ‡ 49.5 38.9 45.4 ‡ 34.6 62.8 37.3 37.7 ‡ † 28.6 † ‡ ‡ ‡ 63.1 40.7 57.2 40.1 ‡

‡ 73.6 83.5 ‡ 81.3 76.6 ‡ ‡ ‡ 79.5 75.3 64.5 ‡ 87.3 ‡ 66.5 67.9 79.5 70.3 30.2 91.1 66.3 67.3 ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 72.1 † 88.7 ‡ 63.0 77.6 ‡ ‡ 74.2 68.1 73.9 55.4 † ‡ † 83.1 71.2 59.5 ‡ 72.9 ‡ 75.0 60.4

44.5 ‡ 60.3 ‡ 60.1 53.8 51.8 43.2 41.1 54.0 39.5 55.3 ‡ 57.0 52.3 57.9 41.2 63.7 58.7 ‡ 69.1 41.2 35.0 ‡ 29.8 ‡ 56.6 44.7 41.6 † 69.0 53.4 33.4 52.9 28.1 ‡ 53.0 55.1 49.0 54.5 † ‡ † 57.8 55.5 ‡ ‡ 52.7 ‡ 49.1 55.0

50.3 51.4 65.9 64.3 55.7 54.9 60.9 48.1 58.1 42.1 45.9 57.1 ‡ 52.1 48.5 47.4 55.1 54.1 53.3 ‡ 62.1 53.0 31.6 43.6 56.5 55.1 43.1 39.1 46.7 † 66.1 44.7 37.2 57.7 ‡ 50.7 55.9 25.0 57.7 60.6 † ‡ † 59.9 60.6 ‡ 64.1 47.8 65.3 44.3 67.0

66.0 68.9 74.8 74.8 76.8 78.3 85.3 67.0 84.0 64.7 63.1 63.2 74.0 81.0 75.4 84.2 78.1 70.7 66.4 73.1 80.8 78.5 74.7 83.1 64.6 77.4 79.0 82.9 62.5 † 86.9 66.0 75.6 71.3 84.8 80.5 73.1 70.9 83.2 75.4 † 78.8 † 75.0 81.7 81.0 77.8 71.5 73.1 85.4 75.9

82.5 Fairfax County, Va. 14

Graduation-Rate Percentage
100
90
80
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
0
Male Students
All Male
American Indian
Black
Hispanic
White
Asian
Graduation-Rate Percentage
100
90
80
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
0
65.2
Female Students
72.7
All Female
42.7
47.5
American Indian
44.3
57.8
Black
50.1
59.9
Hispanic
72.4
77.9
White
73.1
79.6
Asian
Gender Gap in Graduation Rates Universal
Graduation-Rate Percentage
100
90
80
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
0
Racial and Ethnic Composition
Majority Minority
58.2
Majority White
76.2
High Racial Segregation
56.2
Low Racial Segregation
75.1
Graduation-Rate Percentage
100
90
80
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
0
Socioeconomic Status
High Poverty
60.2
Low Poverty
78.6
High Economic Segregation
54.9
Low Economic Segregation
74.3
Graduation Rates Depend On District Context
Graduation-Rate Percentage
100
90
80
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
0
69.6
All Districts
60.0
Urban
74.4
Suburban
70.5
Town
73.1
Rural

Note: Poverty is measured as the percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. High-poverty districts are those where the poverty level exceeds the national average of 38.7 percent. Racial segregation is measured by an indicator that reflects the extent to which members of racial and ethnic minority groups attend school in isolation from their white, non-Hispanic peers. In a district with a high level of racial segregation, minority children are twice as likely to attend school with other minority students than with whites. Levels of economic segregation are measured in a similar manner, using eligibility for free or reduced-price lunch as a proxy for poverty. Information about district characteristics was obtained from the U.S. Department of Education’s Common Core of Data.

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