Outcome 4 - Academics

Alaska Native students graduate from high school

Indicator A: Graduate in four years
Indicator B
: Graduate in five years

Graduating from high school is an accomplishment and the benefits extend throughout a person’s life. Graduation increases the likelihood that students will go on to further education or training, and can predict higher wages and lifetime earning potential, as well as better health outcomes. Additionally, the achievement ripples across the generations – the higher the parents’ educational attainment, the better chance children have of reaching their own academic heights. So by graduating from high school, a student is banking “family capital” that could positively affect their future children.

To calculate graduation rates, the ASD takes the number of students who graduate at the end of a given year and divides it by the number of students that began ninth grade four (and five) years prior. Students that transfer in are added, and students that leave (for any reason) are subtracted. Due to the way this calculation is determined, it does not include students that exit the school system prior to entering the ninth grade.

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Outcome 4 Indicator A

Graduate in 4 years

Outcome 4 Indicator B

Graduate in 5 years

During the 2014-2015 school year, 58.8 percent of graduation-age AN/AI students graduated within four years of starting high school, and 69.8 percent of students graduated within five years. For all other students, 83.9 percent graduated within four years, and 83.8 percent had graduated within five years of entering high school.

View 2013-2014 data