Our Goal: Increase the nation’s on-time high school graduation rate to 90% for the class of 2020

The GradNation campaign provides those working to increase high school graduation rates with data, best practices and opportunities to connect and learn from one another.

 


  • 70% or less
  • 70% to 75%
  • 75% to 80%
  • 80% to 85%
  • 85% to 90%
  • 90% or more

2017 Building a Grad Nation Report

This report explores progress and challenge in raising high school graduation rates. 

Co-Authored by:

Civic Enterprises & Everyone Graduates Center

READ THE REPORT

2017 Building a Grad Nation Report
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The class of 2020 won’t make it to 90% without closing gaps for key sub-groups.

To reach 90% we must close the gaps in the graduation rates of Black/African-American students, Hispanic/Latino students, English-language learners, low-income students & students with disabilities. The closer we get the harder it gets, so there is room for everyone to make a difference.  

SEE GRADUATION RATES STATE BY STATE

How to get involved

The GradNation campaign promotes work being done by leaders in every state and creates opportunities for the people doing the work to share their insights and support each other.

GradNation Community Summits bring together leaders from all sectors to examine local data, identify challenges and what’s working, and explore best practices for supporting young people.

Have insights about what's working to improve graduation rates in your community?

We would love to hear from you! Please tell us what you have learned. 

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News from the Campaign

The following grants and funding opportunities are currently accepting applicants. These grants are not offered through America's Promise Alliance, but they each relate to our Five Promises.
When Tiffany Yu was only 9 years old, she was in a car accident that changed her life in two inalterable ways. First, Yu suffered severe nerve damage that limits the use of her right arm to this day, a condition called brachial plexus palsy.
Esperanzita Castillo, 20, dropped out of school when she was in the sixth grade. By September of 2015, she was out of school, out of work, and seemingly out of options. And then, a security guard at a local career service center handed her a flyer for a program that would change her life.
America’s Promise Alliance hosted the Twitter chat, an ongoing series focused on the Five Promises, the fundamental resources all children need to succeed—caring adults, safe places, a healthy start, effective education, and opportunities to serve. 
 

CAMPAIGN CONVENERS

America's Promise Alliance launched the campaign in 2010 and leads it today, in partnership with Civic Enterprises, the Everyone Graduates Center at the John Hopkins University School of Education, and the Alliance for Excellent Education.

 
America's Promise Alliance
Everyone Graduates Center
Civic Enterprises
Alliance for Excellent Education