Class of 2020: Graduation Rates by Layered Characteristics

As part of OCID’s High School Class of 2020 analysis series, we looked at graduation rates for Oregon-born students with combinations certain experiences from birth to graduation age in 2020. Use the following interactive chart to explore a variety of experiences from available state data.

Tip: Hover over underlined text for definitions.

How to Use the Chart

  • Select a 2 different student/family characteristic as characteristic A and characteristic B.
  • Choose the cohort to look at the information for the Class of 2020 or the multiclass 9th-grade cohort.
  • To look at a narrower population, apply a filter. Note that not all filters are available depending on the selected characteristics.
  • Hover over the dots in the chart for more details.

Example data exploration

OCID analysis found that midyear school transitions and involvement with the juvenile justice system are 2 of the top barriers to 4-year high school graduation.

  • Select Midyear school transition as characteristic A and Juvenile justice contact as characteristic B.
  • Among students in the Class of 2020;
    • There was a 91% 4-year graduation rate for the 18,310 students who never had juvenile justice contact or a midyear school transition.
    • In comparison, there was a 40% 4-year graduation rate for the 2,330 students who ever changed school midyear and who ever had juvenile justice contact.
  • Filter by the demographic of Parents’ education at birth
    • Overall graduation rates increase for all groups born to parents with 4 or more years of college education.
    • In contrast, overall graduation rates decrease for all students born to parents with less than 4 years of high school.

More Class of 2020 Interactive Displays

Trends in Student Characteristics Over Time

Student Contact / Enrollment by Characteristic

Graduation Rates by Student Characteristics

Find more information on cohort and variable definitions in the methods summary (pdf).

Characteristic A:
Characteristic B:
Select cohort
Equity Characteristics



Disability (IEP status)

Other Demographics
Income levels

Parents’ education at birth

Prenatal tobacco exposure

Birth weight

Program Contact / Enrollment

Foster care placement

Substantiated maltreatment
after 2004

Juvenile justice contact

Medicaid-funded birth

Medicaid enrollment

SNAP enrollment

TANF enrollment

ERDC enrollment

HS/OPK enrollment

Education Contacts

Chronic absenteeism

Severe chronic absenteeism

Student houselessness
starting in 2012-2013

School discipline

Midyear school transition

Midyear district transition

Characteristic A

Midyear school transition

Defined here as ever changing schools at least once during a school year. For more information, visit the analysis methods summary or the Oregon Department Education website.

Characteristic B

Juvenile justice contact

Defined here as having any contact with the juvenile justice system, excluding dependency cases. For more information, visit the analysis methods summary or the Oregon Youth Authority website.

Important Things to Know
  • Measures of educational success can take different forms such as career and technical education, apprenticeship pathways, generalized equivalency diploma (GED), and 4-year or extended high school graduation. Of these outcomes, OCID currently only has access to 4-year high school graduation data for the 2020 class.
  • Personal characteristics such as race and ethnicity or geography are intended to act as a proxy for experiences or exposures that cannot be measured accurately and completely with available data, such as systemic racism, toxic stress, or lack of access to resources. These data do not fully describe an individual’s identity or experience.
  • Causal relationships between characteristics and outcomes or explanations for patterns cannot be drawn from this analysis. OCID’s subsequent in-depth analyses will use advanced statistical methods to better understand patterns and relationships.
  • Currently, OCID only includes children born in Oregon from 2001 onwards. We estimate that 25% of children who are current Oregon residents were not born in the state and, thus, are not included in OCID. Please visit the Explore OCID page for more information.
  • In order to protect the identities of individuals in the OCID population, and in adherence to data use agreements covering release of the data, results are suppressed if they do not meet minimum reporting thresholds. Please visit the Dataset Overview page for details.

Related OCID Resources

Class of 2020: Foundational Analyses

Screen shot of chart in report

This set of foundational analyses examines available state data on the lifespan of students from birth to graduation age in 2020, including equity components and connections across multiple publicly funded programs.

Data Development and Considerations

Screen shot of 2 data development documents

Read more about considerations for using administrative data and OCID’s methodology to consistently report race and ethnicity information across data sources.

9th Grade On-track Dashboard

Screen shot of 9th grade on-track to graduate dashboard

Explore our 9th grade on-track to graduate indicator to investigate potential trends or disparities among groups of children.