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

  • Texas is failing to graduate one out of every five students – which translates to losing 11 students per hour. The statewide attrition rate is 22 percent (down from 24 percent last year).
  • Texas high schools lost 94,767 students in 2017-18.
  • At this rate, Texas will not reach universal high school education for another two decades in 2038.
  • 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 33 years, Texas schools have lost a cumulative total of more than 3.8 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.