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.