Who Graduates? New Findings on NYC High School Admissions and Graduation Rates

Beginning in 2016, Measure of America worked with the New York Times for nearly a year to develop a custom dataset that analyzes NYC high school graduation rates in a way that hasn’t been done before. The on-time high school graduation rate for New York City public school students has risen every year for over a decade, a significant accomplishment of which the city should be proud. Yet startlingly wide graduation rate gaps exist between different groups of students. Virtually every ninth grader who entered high school in 2011 on the basis of a successful Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) graduated four years later; in contrast, fewer than six in ten students admitted to educational option programs graduated on time in 2015. To address these disparities, it’s essential to look beyond the marquee numbers to determine which students are graduating on time, which aren’t, and what can be done about it.

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Who Graduates? New Findings on NYC High School Admissions and Graduation Rates
Published
Measure of America, May 5, 2017
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Who Graduates? New Findings on NYC High School Admissions and Graduation Rates (New York, NY: Measure of America, May 5, 2017), http://www.measureofamerica.org/who-graduates/.