Frederick County Public Schools is proud to share the Class of 2022 graduation and dropout rates:
Graduation Rate: Overall, the four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate for the Class of 2022 remained steady and strong at 93%. Nearly 3,100 diplomas were earned from FCPS high school students in 2022. FCPS is excited to share that its graduation rate is 7% higher than the state’s overall graduation rate and consistently above the national average.
From 2021 to 2022, the four-year graduation rate increased by approximately 4% for students receiving special education services. The 2022 graduation rate for Black/African American students and students of two or more races mirrors the overall FCPS graduate rate of 93%, thus indicating an elimination of the achievement gap on this particular metric.
While it is important to celebrate good results, FCPS is a continuous improvement school system and there is still work to be done.
Dropout Rate: Overall, the four-year adjusted dropout rate for the Class of 2022 is 3.7%. The dropout rate for the state of Maryland is 8.5%. In fact, the FCPS dropout rate was one of the lowest in the state. Dropout rates are similar to pre-pandemic rates.
Cohort graduation and dropout rates follow a set group of students from freshman year through their senior year.
For more information, visit the state website: https://reportcard.msde.maryland.gov/.
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.