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Tyler ISD graduation marks continue to exceed state rate

TYLER, August 28, 2014— Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced recently that the Texas high school on-time graduation rate has set another all-time high, reaching 88 percent for the Class of 2013. Tyler ISD’s graduation rate remained above the state’s rate for the third year in a row with 91.5 percent for the Class of 2013. 

Tyler ISD’s graduation rate has shown growth five out of the last six years.

Class Year

Graduation Rate

State

Tyler ISD

Class of 2013

88.0%

91.5%

Class of 2012

87.7%

91.7%

Class of 2011

85.9%

87.1%

Class of 2010

84.3%

82.7%

Class of 2009

80.6%

79.1%

Class of 2008

79.1%

77.4%

Class of 2007

78.0%

73.6%

Out of 1,003 Tyler ISD students in the Class of 2013 Grade 9 cohort, 91.5 percent graduated. Since 2007 the state has seen a 10 percentage point increase in graduation rate, while Tyler ISD has shown a 17.9 percentage point increase. 

“The Class of 2013 continues an ongoing trend of success in the classroom which has translated into more high school diplomas,” said Commissioner Williams. “With additional flexibility now provided to school districts, we should expect graduation numbers to remain strong with all students better prepared for life after high school in college, the workplace or military.”

Other notable graduation findings for Tyler ISD include:

  • Across racial/ethnic groups, the graduation rate for the Class of 2013 reflects an all-time high for Hispanic (89.5 percent) and white (94.2 percent) students.
  • Asian students in Texas had the highest graduation rate (100 percent) in the Class of 2013 Grade 9 cohort.
  • White students posted the second highest graduation rate (94.2 percent).

Since the class of 2007, Tyler ISD has demonstrated considerable growth for African American, Hispanic, and white students.

  • African American – 18.4 percentage point increase compared to 13.4 percentage point increase for the state
  • Hispanic – 30.2 percentage point increase compared to 16.6 percentage point increase for the state
  • White – 11.4 percentage point increase compared to 4.8 percentage point increase for the state

Moreover, the graduation rate difference between ethnic groups have narrowed significantly.

Tyler ISD

Class Year

African-American

Hispanic

White

2013

91.1

89.5

94.2

2012

92.6

88.4

93.5

2011

85.2

84.1

91.1

2010

82.7

75.2

89.4

2009

77.1

68.4

89.4

2008

73.7

66.5

89.2

2007

72.7

59.3

82.8

 

“As a state, we continue making progress in our shared goal of educating every student,” said Commissioner Williams.

 

Source:  2013 – preliminary state accountability data tables, 2007-2012 – AEIS and TAPR reports

 

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