In the years after World War II, 1 in 3 kids dropped out of school by age 17. These days, that number is down to 1 in 20 kids.

14-17-year-old enrollment (since 1945)

Most of the growth came from 1945 to 1965, as high school attendance became the national default. Anyway, nice job, kids. Keep stayin’ in school.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

Disclaimers: We’re talking about enrollment, not attendance or graduation rates.

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