Tuesday, February 28, 2017

2016 Lynn Graduation Rates

The Massachusetts DESE just released 2016 4-year graduation rates and noted that for the 10th consecutive year, that graduation rates improved statewide. Last year, the state graduation rate was 87.5% up slightly from in 2015. Below are the newest grad rates for Massachusetts' ten urban districts.

 Over the past decade, Lawrence has seen a 75% increase in its graduation rate.

In Lynn, the graduation rate has been steadily improving over the last five years with a slight dip between 2014 and 2015. Overall, however, the city's graduation rate has improved 17% since 2006. 

At the individual high school level, graduation rates vary although they all fall within a relatively small range. 

Lynn Tech's graduation rate has been improving, going from approximately 60% ten years ago to 77.3% in 2016. Fecteau-Leary, Lynn's alternative school, has also seen an improvement in its graduation rate with a 33% improvement over the last five years. 

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

Monday, February 27, 2017

Lynn's Student Population Up 8% Over Last 5 Years

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) recently released the October 1, 2016 enrollment figures for the 2016-17 school year.

The enrollment figures indicate that Lynn's kindergarten enrollment is up about 2.8%  from the previous year after a steady period of decline from 2012-13 through 2015-16. Enrollment at the 6th and 9th grade levels has been increasing over the last five years. Sixth grade enrollment is up 12% during that time frame and ninth grade up 6%. Overall, Lynn Public School District enrollment is up 8% since 2012-13. 

Data from: www.doe.mass.edu