Frederick County Public Schools Releases 2021 Graduation and Dropout Rates

Frederick County Public Schools Releases 2021 Graduation and Dropout Rates

Frederick County Public Schools is proud to share the Class of 2021 graduation and dropout rates:

Graduation Rate: Overall, the four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate for the Class of 2021 is 93.7%, which is a greater than 1% increase from 2020. FCPS is excited to share that our graduation rate is 6.5% higher than the state’s overall graduation rate

From 2020 to 2021, the graduation rate increased by nearly 9% for Hispanics/Latinos and nearly 7% for English Learners. The five-year trend in graduation rates for English Learners increased from 32.9% in 2017 to 63.3% in 2021. 

Dropout Rate:  Overall, the four-year adjusted dropout rate for the Class of 2021 is 2.6%; thus, over a one percent decrease from 2020. The dropout rate for the state of Maryland is 7.4%, which is 4.8% higher than FCPS. In fact, FCPS’s dropout rate was one of the lowest in the state.

FCPS continued to see significant decreases in dropout rates for English Learners
(-14.6% from 2020 to 2021). Other notable decreases in dropout rates from 2020 to 2021 include for Hispanics/Latinos (-8.4%) and homeless students (-5.7%).

Cohort graduation and dropout rates follow a set group of students from freshman year through their senior year. 

For more information and school specific data, visit the https://reportcard.msde.maryland.gov/ website. 

This progress isn’t possible without the support of every FCPS employee and a supportive community. This support gives students opportunities to not just graduate but excel in their future endeavors.