4-Year Graduation Rates by Cohort and Public School District

data.iowa.gov | Last Updated 21 Dec 2016

This dataset provides the 4-Year graduation rates by cohort (represented by graduating class) and public school district starting with the Class of 2009. A cohort in the graduation rate calculation starts with a group of students entering ninth grade for the first time. The cohort is adjusted to add students that transfer in and subtract students that transfer out during a four year time period for calculating a graduation rate.

Tags: student performance, graduation rates, high school

This dataset has the following 9 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Graduating Classgraduating_classnumberYear the class is expected to graduate
Fall Freshman Yearfall_freshman_yearnumberThe year the cohort entered their freshman year of high school
DistrictdistricttextID given by the Department of Education for the school district
District Namedistrict_nametextName of the school district. Name of a school district associated with a district number may change over time due to school consolidations.
GraduatesgraduatesnumberFirst time freshman in year indicated in fall freshman year and transfers into the cohort in grades 9 to 12 who graduated in year indicated in graduating class or earlier. SCS (small cell size) indicates data was redacted to ensure privacy standards where met.
Total Cohorttotal_cohortnumberFirst time freshman in year indicated in fall freshman year and transfers into the cohort in grades 9 to 12 less those who transferred out (including deceased). SCS (small cell size) indicates data was redacted to ensure privacy standards where met.
Graduation Rategraduation_ratenumberGraduates divided by Total Cohort multiplied by 100. SCS (small cell size) indicates data was redacted to ensure privacy standards where met.
Graduation Rate Categorygraduation_rate_categorytextRange of graduation rates created to form categories for summary purposes
District Office Locationdistrict_office_locationlocationPhysical location of the school district office