During her State of the District address yesterday, Austin ISD Superintendent Meria Carstarphen touted the rise in graduation rates among high school students in the district.
Since she began running the district in 2009, overall graduation rates have increased by eight percentage points. Graduation rates have increased in all subgroups, including Hispanics, English language learners and special education students.
Here's an interactive plotting of AISD students' graduation rates:
While the district applauds the increase in graduation rate, Carstarphen said the district still has work to do when it comes to the number of students who apply to college. After seeing a six percent increase in the number of students who applied to college two years ago, last year it saw a four percent decline in that area.