The United States is world-class in spending per pupil, not so much in learning per pupil, and that our results for Black and Hispanic students are closer to those of Mexico than of South Korea, despite the fact that Mexico has a far larger poverty problem and spends a small fraction of American spending.
WHAT IS A COHORT GRADUATION RATE?
A cohort graduation rate follows the students who are first-time high school students in a particular year and determines the percentage that graduate within a given time frame, such as four years. WHAT IS THE FOUR-YEAR COHORT GRADUATION RATE?
The four-year cohort graduation rate is the percentage of students in a cohort, adjusted for transfers into and out of the school, district, or state, that graduate with a standard diploma within four years of entering high school.
State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge is celebrating a rise of less than 1% in Georgia’s public high school four-year cohort graduation rate. Michael Thurmond, DeKalb Superintendent, predicted a few weeks ago at the State of System Address that DeKalb Schools would “see the greatest graduation rate improvement of any of the 181 school districts.” DeKalb Schools 2014 graduation rate is 62.3%, which is an increase of 3.4%. Our increase did not come out on top as predicted. DeKalb’s increase ranks 64th in the state and the overall graduation rate ranks 167th.
Below are the graduation rates for all DeKalb High Schools
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