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DCPS Graduation Rates Plunge After New Calculation

As expected, DCPS has released new stats showing far lower graduation rates than the school system had previously cited. The new stats show rates of 58.6 percent, a steep drop from the 73 percent reported a year ago, the Post reports.

Back in January, WAMU reported that DCPS had been calculating the graduation rate with a "generous" formula, which is common throughout the country. It wasn't until the national graduation rate got to 90 percent that researchers decided to scrutinize the numbers. DCPS also released rates for each high school: Check out the document below:

FINAL DC Gradratesreport

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  • Barrie Daneker

    ok all these stats are crap. either you graduate or you don't it's that simple!

  • Typical DC BS

    The bottom 7 schools ought to be having the parents in weekly and telling them that what's going on is unacceptable. If you can't even graduate from high school or get a GED, you're operating at a level from the 1800's and have very little chance of succeeding in this area AT ANYTHING.

  • StrangeFruit

    No Rhee to fudge numbers and now we get really numbers!