Monday, February 4, 2013

Urban District Graduation & Dropout Rates 2011-12

On January 24th, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education reported the annual dropout and graduation rates at the state level as well as the district and individual school levels for the 2011-12 school year. Below are the dropout and graduation rates for the ten urban 'Commissioner's Districts.'

Dropout RateGraduation Rate
Fall River 4.6%69.0%
New Bedford6.8%55.0%

Statewide the dropout rate decreased from 2.7% in 2010-11 to 2.5% in 2011-12 while the graduation rate increased 1.3 points to 84.7%. Lynn's dropout rate in 2011-12 was 4.1% which is a decrease of 0.5% from 2010-11; the graduation rate increased by 5.1% from the previous year. Lynn's total high school enrollment in 2011-12 was 3,907 so the 4.1% dropout rate meant that 161 students dropped out during the school year. In terms of the individual high schools, Lynn English had a 2.9% dropout, Lynn Classical had a 2.7% dropout rate and Lynn Tech had a 4.8% dropout rate. Fecteau-Leary had the highest dropout rate at 29.0%. Among the urban districts, Lynn tied for second in the dropout rate category along with Worcester and second in the graduation rate category (up from fifth in 2010-11).

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