Almost everybody, except for Mayor Bloomberg and his poodle the Chancellor has reacted negatively to the New York City high School graduation rates. While more and more unprepared students are being pushed out of the high schools due to the explosion of "credit recovery" programs. The reality is that 79% of them are not academically prepared to enter either the business world or college. What do these "graduates" look forward too? Low wage jo and various other cohorts you can find it here.bs, for-profit trade schools that just take their and the taxpayers money, and worst of all, many become a drain on society through financial problems that can lead to family breakups, crime, and even prison. To find out how well or poorly your high school did on the "college & career readiness" data, you can find it here by scrolling down to pages 36 to 59 for the New York City School results. For all other data such as school graduation rates, racial breakdown, and cohort information you can find it here. In addition, if you ust want the graduation rates for your school you can find them l here. Just scroll down to pages 77 to 139 in the pdf for the graduation rate.
Let's look at three schools that serve as poster children in the disconnect between the increasingly bogus graduation rates and real academic achievement.
- Bronx Health Sciences High School has a graduation rate of 96.6%. However, their "college & career readiness" statistics are a mind-numbing 3.4%! How much does "credit recovery" contribute to their bogus graduation rate? It would be interesting to find out.
- Repertory Company High School For Theatre Arts reported a graduation rate of 85.7% but their "college & career readiness" number was an incredibly terrible 4.7%!
- Bronx Aerospace High School listed a 88.6% graduation rate while having a "college & career readiness" value of only 8.6%. Very disappointing indeed.