Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Lynn Dropout Rates 2014

Along with the graduation rate information, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education also released dropout rate statistics for districts and schools. Statewide, the percentage of students who dropped out during the 2013-14 school year was 2%; the 4-year dropout rate was 5.6%. The difference between the annual dropout rate and the 4-year statistic is that the annual rate refers to the percentage of students in any grade that dropped out in a given school year. The 4-year dropout rate is the percentage of students from a given class, or who started 9th grade for the first time in given year, that eventually dropped out 4 years later. In this case, the 4-year dropout rate refers to students in the Class of 2014 who started 9th grade in 2010.


In 2013-14, the annual dropout rate for the Lynn Public School district was 4.3%, down from 4.8% the previous school year.



The 4-year dropout rate for the Class of 2014 was 11.9%, up 0.1% from 2013 but down 4.5% from 2010. 

The graduation rate for this class was 75.8%. The other students either remained in school for at least a fifth year (8.1%), were considered non-grad completers most likely due to not passing the MCAS exam (2.9%), or obtained a GED (1.4%).


Dropout rates did vary at the individual school level. 



Finally, a comparison of the ten Commissioner's Districts. 




All data taken from: www.doe.mass.edu

Lynn Graduation Rates 2014

On January 27th, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released the 2014 graduation rates at the district level. In 2014, Lynn's four-year graduation rate was 75.8%, an increase of 0.1% from 2013.


At the subgroup level, Lynn reported a 70.6% graduation rate for males compared to 81% for female students. English Language Learner students had a 56.9% graduation rate and students with disabilities 52.5%

Overall, the statewide four-year graduation rate was 86.1%, up 1.1% from the previous year.


Graduation rates in Lynn did vary at the individual school level.


Graduation rates at Lynn Classical and Lynn Tech are down slightly from 2013 while Lynn English and Fecteau-Leary saw increases.


Below is a comparison of the graduation rates of the Commissioner's ten urban districts for 2014.



Of the urban districts, Worcester had the highest graduation rate in 2014 followed by Lynn. Lawrence, which is current under state receivership as a Level 5 district, saw a 5.6% increase in its graduation from 2013 to 2014.



All data taken from: www.doe.mass.edu

Friday, December 26, 2014

Lynn Public School District Demographics 2014-15

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recently published the 2014-15 demographic reports for public school districts in the state. Per the DESE data, there are 14,871 students enrolled in the Lynn Public School district (which does not include those enrolled in charter school) as of October 1, 2014. This is an increase of 493 from October 1, 2013. In terms of the race/ethnicity, the breakdown is as follows (the numbers in parentheses represent the percent change from school year 2013-14):

  • African American/Black: 10.7% (-0.3)
  • Asian: 9.2% (-0.6)
  • Hispanic/Latino: 56.4% (+1.9)
  • Native American: 0.3% (0)
  • White: 19.6% (-1.3)
  • Multi-Race, Non-Hispanic: 3.7% (0)

In terms of special populations, LPS is comprised of a significant number of students who speak English as a second language as well as low income students.

  • First Language not English: 54.1% (+0.1)
  • English Language Learner: 18.8% (+1)
  • Special Education: 15.4% (-0.4)

Additionally, the Lynn Public School district's student population is 53% male and 47% female.


Below is a breakdown of the special populations listed above by individual school. The plus or minus numbers in the 'Total Enrollment' column is the change from 2013-14.

Key
FLnE = First Language not English
ELL = English Language Learner



FLnE*
ELL*
Special Education
Total Enrollment
Aborn
25.2%
6.6%
7%
258 (+10)
Brickett
42.6%
13.7%
5.5%
291 (-11)
Callahan
36.3%
9.7%
17.3%
496 (+5)
Cobbet
69.9%
38.5%
10.9%
595 (+1)
Connery
72.2%
32.8%
6.5%
611 (+29)
Drewicz
64%
30.9%
12.1%
511  (+53)
Early Childhood Ctr
44.4%
29.7%
15.7%
286 (0)
Fallon
25%
2.5%
 97.5%
 40 (-8)
Ford
64.1%
27.6%
5.7%
526 (+19)
Harrington
65.1%
32.3%
12.7%
656 (+33)
Hood 
46%
18.1%
7.3%
454 (+15)
Ingalls
58.1%
30.1%
10.3%
738 (+5)
Lincoln-Thomson
33.6%
13%
6.2%
292 (+26)
Lynn Woods
6%
0.5%
17.9%
168 (-7)
Sewell Anderson
31%
12.5%
20.9%
297 (+8)
Shoemaker
19.1%
2.7%
28.5%
298 (+3)
Sisson
26.4%
6.4%
13%
454 (+2)
Tracy
67%
34.7%
4.5%
403 (+11)
Washington
57.6%
28.7%
10.7%
450 (+93)










Breed
61.1%
10.4%
18.7%
1,197 (-23)
Marshall
64.6%
16.6%
18.5%
1,001 (+44)
Pickering
33.4%
1.5%
20.1%
647 (+1)










Lynn Classical
58.5%
15.9%
14.7%
1,611 (+113)
Lynn English
58.2%
18.1%
12.4%
1,616 (+5)
Lynn Tech
61.4%
14.3%
27%
855 (+105)
Fecteau-Leary 
40.3%
0.8%
41.2%
119 (-38)
 


All Data Taken from: www.doe.mass.edu