The children of the Verde River Watershed are its future. To measure whether children in the watershed have adequate educational opportunities, we examined the high school graduation rate in each region.

How is it measured?

High school graduation rates for each municipality in the watershed was scored based on recommendations provided by stakeholders. The thresholds were a graduation rate of 90% equaling an A grade and a graduation rate of 70% equaling an F grade. The cities were organized by reporting region and the graduation rate scores were averaged within each region.