Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Michigan: African-American males had the lowest high school graduation rate at 28% and white females had the highest at 78%

Marisa Schultz:

Detroit Public Schools has the lowest graduation rate among the nation's 50 largest school systems, according to a national report released today.

Just below 25 percent of Detroit Public School students graduated high school in 2003-2004, the most recent year studied, according to the report called Diplomas Count, released by Education Week.

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The report found that an estimated 1.23 million students nationally, or about 30 percent of the class of 2007, will fail to graduate with their peers. Native American, Hispanic and African American students tend to have the lowest gradation rates.

In Michigan, for example, the overall graduation rate is 69 percent, compared to 70 percent nationally, according to the report's calculation. Black males in Michigan had the lowest graduation rate at 28 percent and white females in Michigan had the highest at 78 percent, according to the report.

Report: Detroit Graduation Rate Worst in U.S.

Report: Only a quarter of Detroit high school students graduate in 4 years

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