The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) reports the plans of high school graduates at the district and individual school level. This information recently became available for the 2010-11 school year.
|4 yr Private College||31%|
|4 yr Public College||28%|
|2 yr Private College||1%|
|2 yr Public College||22%|
|Other Post Secondary||2%|
Overall, 59% of Massachusetts students planned to attend a 4 year private or public college/university while 23% planned to attend a 2 year public or private college/university.
|4 yr Private College||12%|
|4 yr Public College||21%|
|2 yr Private College||8%|
|2 yr Public College||42%|
|Other Post Secondary||1%|
In Lynn, 83% of students planned to attend college at either a 2 or 4 year college or university. The highest percentage of students planned to attend a 2 year public college which is unsurprising given the close proximity of North Shore Community College as well as other 2 year schools like Bunker Hill Community College. In comparison to the state statistics, Lynn had lower percentages of students plan to attend 4 year public or private colleges or universities but a higher percentage of students planning to enroll in a 2 year public college; the rates of students joining either the military or the workforce were essentially the same as at the state level.
|4 yr Private College||14%||14%||0%||6%|
|4 yr Public College||26%||25%||0%||7%|
|2 yr Private College||9%||9%||17%||4%|
|2 yr Public College||39%||40%||67%||46%|
|Other Post Secondary||1%||0%||0%||4%|
At the individual school level, both Lynn English and Classical had a higher percentage of students planning to attend a 4 year private or public college.university than the city average. A quarter of students at Lynn Tech planned to enter the workforce while nearly half planned to attend a 2 year public college. Rates of military enrollment ranged from 2% to 5% while the rate of students with 'unknown' plans was considerable particularly at Fecteau Leary. Still, it appears as though the great majority of students graduating from Lynn Public Schools have established some sort of post secondary plans.
*All Data Taken from: http://www.doe.mass.edu/