Jan. 9, 2019: This story has been updated to reflect a change in Indianapolis Public Schools’ graduation rate.
Indiana released data Wednesday on how many students graduated from high school in 2018.
Across the state, 88 percent of students graduated, compared to 87 percent in 2017. Indiana graduation rates have held relatively steady since 2011, fluctuating small amounts each year. That’s a contrast with the national trend of rising graduation rates in recent years.
Most schools graduate the vast majority of their students. But graduation rates remain stubbornly low at some schools, such as charter schools that specialize in serving adults and virtual charter schools.
The graduation rate in Indianapolis Public Schools initially appeared to have dipped by about 3 percentage points, a reversal for a district that has seen five years of gains. But the state later revised the figure to include students from Herron High School, a charter school with a high graduation rate that joined the district’s innovation network last year. With the adjustment, the district’s graduation rate held steady at 82 percent.
Last year, the administration closed three of the district’s seven high schools as part of an overhaul designed to encourage students to choose high schools based on their interests.
For the first time, the state also released a second set of graduation rates that meet new federal guidelines. That figure does not include students who graduate with a general diploma, a pared-down option typically earned by students who struggle academically or those with special needs. The parallel graduation rates won’t last long — state law changed so that this year, the Indiana diploma meets federal guidelines.
Find your school’s information below in our searchable, sortable database. Some schools are not included because the state does not release data for schools with fewer than 10 students in the graduating class to comply with federal privacy laws.