This longitudinal open data file includes information about the graduation rates for the district broken out by: aggregation level (including alternative schools or excluding alternative schools), graduation rate type (four-year, five-year, or six-year), demographic category (EL status, IEP status, Economically Disadvantaged Status, Gender, or Ethnicity), and ninth-grade cohort.
The “Graduation Rate – Including Alternative Schools” includes traditional District K-12 schools, alternative education schools, Philadelphia Virtual Academy, and Widener Memorial School. The “Graduation Rate – Excluding Alternative Schools” includes traditional District K-12 schools, Philadelphia Virtual Academy, and Widener Memorial School only.
Students are attributed to the last school at which they actively attended in the respective graduation window, which ends on September 30 each year. Students are classified as EL, as having an IEP, and/or economically disadvantaged if they were designated as such at any point during their high school career. This file includes information for all ninth-grade cohorts dating back to the 2010-2011 ninth grade cohort.
Special Note: The 2017-2018 “Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate – Excluding Alternative Schools” published on the District Scorecard did not include students who were last enrolled at a school that closed before the 2017-2018 school year. If it had, the 2017-2018 rate would have been 78% (rounded to the nearest integer). This open data file correctly identifies that the 4-Year Graduation Rate (Excluding Alternative Schools) for all students in the 2014-2015 cohort is 78.39%.
Last Refreshed: Feb 2020 | Next Update: Feb 2021