According to data from the U.S. Department of Education, the high school graduation rate reached a new high of 81%. This is based on the four-year graduation rate. If one looks at the six-year rate and includes students who receive a GED, the rate is well above 90%.

The jurisdiction with the lowest four-year graduation rate is the District of Columbia at 62%. D. C. has been devoted to corporate reform since the arrival of Michelle Rhee in 2007.