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The proportion of students qualified for upper secondary school has slightly decreased

Qualified for upper secondary school. National average and big city municipalities, 9th grade. Excluding newly-arrived students. Source: The National Education Agency The national definition of newly-arrived is 4 years if arriving after school start.

  • A slightly smaller proportion of students got qualified for upper secondary school in 16/17, in the big cities and in Sweden as a whole, compared to the year before
  • Malmö has a lower percentage of students qualified than the other big cities and the national average
  • 81,1% of the students in 9th grade qualified for upper secondary school in the 2016/17 academic year (excluding newly arrived and students with unknown background)

If newly-arrived students and students with unknown background are included, 73% were qualified in 2017. That is a slight decrease compared to the preceding year, when 75% were qualified.

Newly arrived students means students who came to Sweden in the last 4 years and who haven't lived in Sweden or attended a swedish school before. Students with unknown background means students who lack information of personal identity number, for example if they haven't been registered in Sweden yet.

The national definition of newly-arrived is 4 years if arriving after school start.