High School Education Rates by County

Around 4 million Californians have never received a high school diploma. We know that education attainment and poverty are linked. That means the percentage of residents who never graduated from high school has a direct bearing on a community’s economic vitality. 

EdSource has released an interactive map showing the percentage of residents without a high school education by county. The map breaks the data down into three categories: all residents, native-born residents, and immigrants. 

Trinity County has the lowest percentage of residents without a high school diploma (4.8%), followed by Nevada County (4.9%). The county with the highest percentage of non-high school graduates is Imperial (28.7%).

The view changes when looking only at the native-born population. Among those born in the U.S., Marin has the lowest percentage of residents without a high school diploma in California (2.3%). Lassen has the highest (17.9%).

Trinity has the lowest percentage of immigrants who never graduated high school (5.9%). The county with the highest percentage of immigrant non-graduates is Sierra (65.6%). 


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