Health Behaviors and Social Determinants of Health

Percent of ninth grade cohort that graduates in 4 years

92%2018

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Story Behind the Curve

Better educated individuals live longer, healthier lives than those with less education, and their children are more likely to thrive. This is true even when factors like income are taken into account.

The CDC Healthy People 2020 national target was 87%. Licking County has historically exceeded that benchmark, however, there is variability between school districts in the county.

In the past five years, the Newark High School graduation rate has risen every year, from 81.2 percent in 2014 to 88.2 percent in 2018.

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