Thursday, April 16, 2009

Boston dropout rate continues to decline

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) today released annual dropout rates for all public high schools and school districts in the Commonwealth from the 2007-2008 school year. For the second consecutive year, dropout rates in the Boston Public Schools continued to improve: 7.6%, down from 9.9% just two years ago. Boston's dropout rate is now at its lowest point since 2002. Superintendent Carol R. Johnson has made "Graduation for All" one of the cornerstones of her Acceleration Agenda, with specific goals, targets and strategies to ensure that all students complete high school "college-ready and success-bound."


Anonymous said...

What are the individual Boston Public High School rates for 2009?

Chris Horan said...

Individual school and district rates are posted on the DESE website: