Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Lynn Tech, Fecteau-Leary See Increase in Post-Secondary Education Enrollment

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has a new tool on its website called DART Detail: Success After High School. This tool contains data  that cover a range of school, district, post-secondary and career readiness information including demographics, high school indicators, high school performance, program of study, post-secondary education outcomes, and career development education over a number of school years. 

Here we look specifically at the post-secondary outcomes of Lynn students over the past few years. Below is a graph indicating the percentage of Lynn public school students who enrolled in post-secondary education within 16 months of graduating high school. 

The percentage of students enrolling in post-secondary education at Fecteau-Leary, for example, has increased from 23% in 2009 to 44% in 2011 (the most recent data available). At the state level, post-secondary school enrollment within 16 months has remained at approximately 75% over the last few years.

The data tool also lists the percentage of students who enrolled in post-secondary education immediately after graduating high school as well as the percentage who continued their education for at least two years following graduation (persisted).

Here we see that the percentage of students still enrolled in some sort of post-secondary education two years after graduating decreased for all Lynn schools and at the state level as well. All decreases at the Lynn level between the percentage that enrolled during the fall immediately following graduation and those still enrolled two years later were between 9 and 10 percent.

Below we also look at the same information for our neighbors in Chelsea, Revere, and Salem. The percentage of low income students at these schools are as follows: Chelsea High - 88.9%; Revere High - 71%; and Salem High - 57.2%.



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

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