By Dr. Marciene Mattleman
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – In Philadelphia, Mayor Nutter has set a target for an 80% high school graduation rate by 2014.READ MORE: First Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 Omicron Variant Reported In Philadelphia, New Jersey
According to two articles in the Philadelphia Public School Notebook, one by Dale Mezzacappa and another by Paul Socolar, for the second consecutive year in a row, the graduation rate climbed 3 percentage points to 64% for those starting in 2008 and finishing last year. The School District monitors 6 year completions as well.READ MORE: Joel Embiid's Late Jumper Caps 76ers' Rally Past Hawks, 98-96
The April-May issue shows where there are large numbers of dropouts of those who started in 2006, in North Philadelphia, in South Philadelphia and a small part of 19127.MORE NEWS: Family Of Fallen Delaware County Firefighter Has Mortgage Fully Paid Off
All high school graduation rates are listed with eleven schools graduating 90% and more and 14 schools with less than 40% in 4 years. For students from closing schools now choosing for the fall and for others moving through the grades, this information is critical for decision making.