On February 26, 2018, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released graduation rate data for 2017. The data represents the percentage of students who started 9th grade for the first time in the fall of 2013 and graduated four years later. Overall, the 4-year 2017 graduation rate in Massachusetts was 88.3%, an increase of 0.8% from 2016.
Comparatively, in Lynn, the graduation rate is down 1.6% in the Lynn Public School system from 2016:
At the school level, Lynn Tech's graduation rate increased from 78.5% in 2016 to 86.6% in 2017. Lynn Classical and Lynn English saw decreases in their graduation rates.
Lynn Classical did graduate 97.1% of Asian students and 94.4% of African-American/Black students, however, the graduation rates of English Language Learner and Hispanic/Latino students were considerably lower at 36.6% and 65.6% respectively. Lynn English also reported a similar graduation rate for Hispanic/Latino students as well as a 50% graduation rate for students with disabilities.
Among the urban districts, graduation rates ranged from 59.1% in New Bedford to 83.3% in Worcester. These districts collectively represent a fifth of the state's public school Pre-K through 12 student population.
All data taken from: www.doe.mass.edu