USA: Secondary school enrollment, percent of all eligible children: For that indicator, UNESCO provides data for the USA from 1971 to 2014. The average value for the USA during that period was 92.26 percent with a minumum of 78.57 percent in 1979 and a maximum of 97.56 percent in 2014. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
The secondary school enrollment can exceed 100 due to the inclusion of over-aged and under-aged students because of early or late school entrance and grade repetition.
Definition: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Secondary education completes the provision of basic education that began at the primary level, and aims at laying the foundations for lifelong learning and human development, by offering more subject- or skill-oriented instruction using more specialized teachers.