Wednesday, February 10, 2016

2015 Graduation Rates by Subgroup
Why Are There So Few "Students With Disabilities" At the "Choice" Schools?

The GA DOE has released the 2015 Graduation Rates by Subgroup data:  http://www.gadoe.org/CCRPI/Documents/2015/2015%204-Year%20Cohort%20Graduation%20Rate%20State%20District%20School%20by%20Subgroup.xlsx

The full CCRPI reports are not yet available.

Below is the data for DCSD Region 1 high schools.  You can view the data for all DCSD high schools at the following link:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw_Hnco-5lveZ1dIQUstX1l2cDQ/view?usp=sharing

As the data indicates, DCSD's biggest struggle is with graduation rates of Students With Disabilities (SWD) and English Language learners (LEP).

A few notes:
  • Dunwoody HS has the 2nd highest graduation rate of Students With Disabilities, 71%; Lakeside HS has the highest graduation rate of SWD at 75%.  The district graduation rate is 40.5%, a really, really unacceptable percentage.
  • 1 magnet school (DeKalb School of the Arts) appears to have few, if any, SWD's (these students don't have artistic talent?  Of course they do. Why aren't there any SWD at DSA?) 
  • 1 magnet/charter school (Arabia Mountain) also appears to have few, if any, SWD's (same question as with DSA).
  • Chamblee Charter has a graduation rate for SWD's at 31.6; (data does not differentiate between magnet and resident students).  What is the SWD enrollment for the Magnet program?
  • 8 DeKalb high schools have significant LEP (Limited English Proficient) student populations:  Elizabeth Andrews (20% Grad Rate), Tucker (56.1%), Druid Hills (56.6), Lakeside (37.8), Clarkston (52.9), Cross Keys (40.8), Towers (66.7), Dunwoody (50%).  Again, the "magnet/charter" high schools appear to have few, if any, LEP students. 
  • For those schools that have combined magnet/resident programs (Arabia Mountain (magnet/charter, non-resident school), Chamblee, Columbia, Southwest DeKalb), GADOE/DCSD do not differentiate the data by Magnet/resident student.  In the name of transparency, this needs to change.     
 
Graduation Class Size
Total Graduates
Graduation Rate
Dunwoody High School Grad Rate -ALL Students
403
314
77.9
Grad Rate -American Indian/Alaskan
 
 
Too Few Students
Grad Rate -Asian/Pacific Islander
 
 
90.9
Grad Rate -Black
 
 
79.8
Grad Rate -Economically Disadvantaged
 
 
61.5
Grad Rate -Hispanic
 
 
55.7
Grad Rate -Limited English Proficient
 
 
50.0
Grad Rate -Multi-Racial  
 
Too Few Students
Grad Rate -Students With Disability
 
 
71.1
Grad Rate -White  
 
87.0
Chamblee Charter High School Grad Rate -ALL Students
258
221
85.7
Grad Rate -American Indian/Alaskan
 
 
Too Few Students
Grad Rate -Asian/Pacific Islander
 
 
74.3
Grad Rate -Black  
 
90.0
Grad Rate -Economically Disadvantaged  
 
75.3
Grad Rate -Hispanic  
 
63.3
Grad Rate -Limited English Proficient
 
 
Too Few Students
Grad Rate -Multi-Racial
 
 
83.3
Grad Rate -Students With Disability
 
 
31.6
Grad Rate -White
 
 
94.3
Cross Keys High School Grad Rate -ALL Students
321
179
55.8
Grad Rate -American Indian/Alaskan
 
 
Too Few Students
Grad Rate -Asian/Pacific Islander
 
 
65.4
Grad Rate -Black
 
 
62.2
Grad Rate -Economically Disadvantaged
 
 
60.9
Grad Rate -Hispanic
 
 
54.4
Grad Rate -Limited English Proficient
 
 
40.8
Grad Rate -Multi-Racial
 
 
 Too Few Students
Grad Rate -Students With Disability
 
 
32.3
Grad Rate -White
 
 
58.3
All DeKalb High Schools
Grad Rate -ALL Students
7,115
5,046
70.9
Grad Rate -American Indian/Alaskan
 
 
Too Few Students
Grad Rate -Asian/Pacific Islander
 
 
65.3
Grad Rate -Black
 
 
71.3
Grad Rate -Economically Disadvantaged
 
 
67.1
Grad Rate -Hispanic
 
 
57.7
Grad Rate -Limited English Proficient
 
 
47.2
Grad Rate -Multi-Racial
 
 
76.6
Grad Rate -Students With Disability
 
 
40.7
Grad Rate -White
 
 
84.8
    (note: there can be overlap in subgroups)

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I am impressed with the gain DeKalb has made in the graduation rate of Students With Disabilities. In 2014 DeKalb only had approximately 25% of SWD graduate.

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