Where should Hispanic and English Language Learners go to high school for the best chance to graduate?
One of the main goals of breaking up the Doraville area and current Cross Keys cluster seems to be motivated by race and socio economics.
Many people and some foundations recommend divvying up the elementary schools in the Doraville area and Cross Keys cluster, which are heavily populated by hispanics and english language learners, and spreading them across all the various clusters in North DeKalb.
Where should Hispanic and English Language Learners go to high school for the best chance to graduate? According to the GaDOE 4 Year Cohort 2016 Graduation Rates, the answer is Cross Keys High School. I can only surmise that whatever is going on with the Hispanic and English Learner populations at LHS, DHS and CCHS will be exacerbated by increasing the capacity at those schools.
|School||Graduation Rate – English Learners|
|Cross Keys High School||56.8%|
|Dunwoody High School||31.0%|
|Lakeside High School||26.3%|
|Chamblee Charter High School||Too Few Students|
|School||Graduation Rate – Hispanics|
|Cross Keys High School||70.2%|
|Lakeside High School||62.5%|
|Chamblee Charter High School||59.5%|
|Dunwoody High School||57.6%|
Thai (a commenter on this blog) observed, “Keeping Pleasantdale in LHS will not help the Pleasantdale kids, keeping Hightower in DHS will not help the Hightower kids, and putting Cary Reynolds into Chamblee Charter HS won’t help the Cary Reynolds kids. Those three schools all have lower graduation rates than CKHS for the Hispanic and English Learner subgroup. These kids are better off going to a new HS that can emulate CKHS. It is better for EVERYONE if Sagamore goes back to LHS and Pleasantdale goes to a new Doraville HS.”
From a comment below, “From the data presented above, it looks like there is a “secret sauce” at Cross Keys.
• Does anyone know what that recipe is?
• Can that recipe be duplicated at the other schools? ”
What are your thoughts on this?