Friday, June 3, 2016

Lynn Public Schools See Student Population Increase During 2015-16 School Year

The Lynn Public School department recently posted the proposed fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget on its website. Included in the 103-page document were March 1, 2016 enrollment figures. While the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education reports district and school level enrollment figures, that data is only valid as of October 1st in any given school year. The data included the proposed budget compared to the information posted by the DESE gives us a sense of how enrollment fluctuated during the current school year.



Oct. 1, 2015
March 1, 2016
Difference
Aborn
255
260
+5
Brickett
291
282
-9
Callahan
497
507
+10
Cobbet
601
599
-2
Connery
635
634
-1
Drewicz
506
516
+10
Early Childhood Ctr
278
300
+22
Fallon
52
58
+6
Ford
507
508
+1
Harrington
642
655
+13
Hood 
487
491
+4
Ingalls
688
683
-5
Lincoln-Thomson
261
254
-7
Lynn Woods
161
165
+4
Sewell Anderson
272
276
+4
Shoemaker
304
301
-3
Sisson
443
451
+8
Tracy
424
442
+18
Washington
467
454
-13

Breed
1,239
1,268
+29
Marshall
1,066
1,093
+27
Pickering
618
618
0

Lynn Classical
1,640
1,616
-24
Lynn English
1,646
1,638
-8
Lynn Tech
906
907
+1
Fecteau-Leary
212
237
+25
15,098
15,213
+115

Fecteau-Leary Junior/Senior High School saw the biggest enrollment change between 10/1/15 and 3/1/16 with a 11.8% increase in the student population during that time period; the Early Childhood Center and Tracy Elementary also saw considerable increases (7.9% and 4.3% respectively). Overall the Lynn Public School District saw a 0.76% enrollment increase just when you compare these two enrollment dates, the equivalent of an additional 115 students.


Data Taken From:

Monday, February 1, 2016

Lawrence Graduation Rate on the Rise

The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education designated the Lawrence Public School district as a Level 5, chronically under-performing district in November 2011. That year the graduation rate in Lawrence was 52.3%. Since then the graduation rate has increased 37.3%.




Data taken from: www.doe.mass.edu

Lynn Dropout Rates 2015

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recently released state dropout rates for 2015.

In 2015, the four-year dropout rate statewide was 5.1%. This means that 5.1% of students who started 9th grade for the first time in 2011 dropped out before they were supposed to graduated in 2015. In Lynn, the four-year dropout rate was more than twice the state's rate at 12.9%. Compared to 2011, however, the dropout rate in Lynn is down 10%. The Class of 2015 consisted of 943 students, including those who transferred in to an LPS high school and subtracting those who transferred out; this would the total number of students who dropped out from that class at approximately 122.


In addition to the four-year dropout rate, the state also reports the annual dropout rate. The annual dropout rate is the percentage of students in any grade 9 through 12 that dropout during the school year and do not re-enroll in school by October 1st of the following school year.

Statewide, 1.9% of students in grades 9-12 dropped out during the 2014-15 school year; the annual dropout rate in Lynn was 3.8%. Lynn had the 28th highest annual dropout rate at the district level for the 2014-15 school year.


To put the annual dropout rate in actual numbers, the 3.8% dropout rate from 2015 equaled 157 students.

Two-thirds of the students who dropped out in 2015 were male. Additionally, 112 of the 157 dropouts were Hispanic/Latino (71.3%). It would be beneficial to know how many students fell into more than one subgroup as students with disabilities made up 27.3% and Limited English Proficiency 36.3% of those who dropped out last year.



At the individual school level, the number of dropouts varied with nearly half coming from Lynn Classical (72).

Lynn Tech has steadily decreased its number of dropouts from 35 in 2010-11, to 33, then 30, 14 and finally 10 during last school year.



Below are the dropout rates for the Commissioner's ten urban districts.

Both Lowell and Worcester had annual dropout rates lower than the state level.


All data from: www.doe.mass.edu

Friday, January 22, 2016

Lynn Graduation Rates 2015

On January 22, 2016, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recently reported graduation rates for the Class of 2015. Statewide, the four-year graduation rate was 87.3% for students entering 9th grade for the first time in 2011. Since 2006, the graduation rate in Massachusetts has increased 9.3%.

In Lynn, the 2015 graduation rate was lower than the state's grad rate at 74.9%. Compared to a decade ago, however, the graduation rate has increased 16.3%.



Among the ten Commissioner's Districts, Lynn had the 4th highest graduation rate. 




At the subgroup level, graduation rates at both the state level and in Lynn varied.




*ELL = English Language Learner
*SWD = Students with Disabilities



Both Lynn Classical and Lynn Tech graduated 100% of their Asian students.




At the individual school level in Lynn, graduation rates also varied slightly.

From 2014 to 2015, Lynn Tech had a 10% increase in its graduation rate while Fecteau-Leary reported a 6.6% increase. Lynn Classical and Lynn English both saw decreases in their graduation rates (-2.5% and -0.64% respectively). 


All data from: www.doe.mass.edu