IDRA’s 2016-17 high school attrition study today shows:

  • Texas is failing to graduate one out of every four students – which translates to losing 11 students per hour. The statewide attrition rate is 24 percent.
  • Texas high schools lost 99,960 students in 2016-17.
  • At this rate, Texas will not reach universal high school education for another two decades in 2037.
  • Black students and Hispanic students are about two times more likely to leave school without graduating with a diploma than White students.
  • In the last 32 years, Texas schools have lost a cumulative total of more than 3.7 million students from public high school enrollment prior to graduation.

It doesn’t have to be this way. This infographic highlights key findings from the study and points to steps we can take to graduate more students. See the report press release.

Download full size infographic on the attrition study in Texas.