Last Friday the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) announced the 2014 graduation rates for the District’s public schools. Among OSSE’s findings were that DCPS’s graduation rate increased two percentage points from last year while charter schools’ rate dropped by almost 7 percentage points.
To get a clearer picture of how graduation rates vary by school, we made two interactive graphs for you. The first, below, compares schools’ 2014 graduation rates for all students and subgroups of students, like those who are low-income or receive special education services. It shows that the schools with the five highest graduation rates are all DCPS schools with competitive admissions. For special education students, though, four of the top five schools are charters. Other interesting patterns emerge when you look at different subgroups of students. SEED Public Charter School, for instance, is one of three schools that has a 100% graduation rate for girls. Click on the graph below to see the graduation rates for different student populations. Note that graduation rates are displayed only for schools with 10 or more students scheduled to graduate in a given category.