Class of 2020: Graduation Rates by Student/Family Characteristics

As part of OCID’s High School Class of 2020 analysis series, we looked at graduation rates for Oregon-born students who had 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

  • Choose the cohort to look at graduation rates for the Class of 2020 or 9th-grade on-track rates for the multiclass 9th-grade cohort.
  • To look at a narrower population, apply a filter.
  • Choose the sort method for the chart. If sorting by graduation rate, the order of the bars will change when filters are applied. If sorting by characteristic, the order of the bars will remain static.
  • Hover over the bars for more details.

Example data exploration

OCID analysis found that juvenile justice contact is one of the top barriers to 4-year high school graduation.

  • Among students in the Class of 2020, the 4-year graduation rate was 51% for students who ever had contact with the juvenile justice system.
    • This rate is substantially lower than the average graduation rate of 81% for the entire Class of 2020.
  • Filter by the equity consideration of Ever had an IEP to find that the 4-year graduation rate was 43% for students with a disability who also had involvement with juvenile justice.
    • In comparison, the 4-year graduation rate was 13 points higher (56%) for students who had juvenile justice contact and did not have a documented disability.

More Class of 2020 Interactive Displays

Trends in Student Characteristics Over Time

Student Contact / Enrollment by Characteristic

Graduation Rates by Layered Characteristics

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

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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

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Outcome Rate

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

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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

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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

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