More Teens With High School Diploma

Posted December 7, 2014, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

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In 2013, 4 per­cent of teens ages 16 to 19 (730,000 young peo­ple) were not in school and were not high school grad­u­ates. The rates of teens with­out a high school diplo­ma improved 64% from 2000, when there were 1.6 mil­lion teens in that sit­u­a­tion. Since 2000, every state except North Dako­ta saw an improve­ment in teens who have a high school diplo­ma. New Hamp­shire saw the most improve­ment (its rate of teens who were not grad­u­ates went from 9% to 1%), while North Dakota’s rate wors­ened (from 3% to 5%). 

Find new edu­ca­tion and employ­ment data avail­able for the nation, states, the Dis­trict of Colum­bia and the 50 largest U.S. cities in the KIDS COUNT Data Center:

Teens ages 16 to 19 not in school and not high school graduates
Teens ages 16 to 19 not attend­ing school and not working
Unem­ployed teens ages 16 to 19

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