Public High School Dropout Rates
High school dropout rates have fallen every year since 2014 across Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles County, and California as a whole. Although the Los Angeles Unified School District has the highest dropout rate in absolute terms, the District has shown a significant improvement trend when compared the rest of the County and State.
Part of the great success in 2016 is contributed to the suspension of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE). The California Assembly has voted to permanently eliminate the exam in 2017. This has allowed more students to receive a high school diploma notwithstanding the standard by which a diploma is awarded.
Propel L.A. uses the four-year cohort dropout rate in which the CA Department of Education began recording in the 2009-10 academic year. Propel L.A. calculated the values for the class of 2017.