High School Graduation Rates
by Race and Ethnicity
Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies
Students meeting UC/CSU requirements includes all 12th grade graduates completing all courses required for University and/or California State University entrance. Ethnicities were determined by the California Department of Education. Any student ethnicity pools containing 10 or fewer students were excluded in order to protect student privacy. Multi/None includes both students of two or more races, and those who did not report their race. White, African-American and Filipino are Not-Hispanic or Latino. Silicon Valley includes all students attending public high school in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, as well as those in Scotts Valley Unified School District, New Haven School District, Fremont Unified School District, and Newark Unified School District. Dropout and graduation rates are four-year adjusted rates. The adjusted rates are derived from the number of cohort members who earned a regular high school diploma (or dropped out) by the end of year 4 in the cohort divided by the number of first-time grade 9 students in year 1 (starting cohort) plus students who transfer in, minus students who transfer out, emigrate, or die during school years 1, 2, 3, and 4. Years presented are the final year of a school year (e.g., 2011-2012 is shown as 2012).
*Multi/None includes both students of two or more races, and those who did not report their race. White, African-American and Filipino are Not-Hispanic or Latino.
Note: Graduation rates are four-year derived rates.