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HIGH SCHOOL GRAD RATES
(2008-04-01)
(wgvu) - A NEW REPORT SAYS 17 OF THE NATION'S 50
LARGEST CITIES HAD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATES LOWER THAN 50
PERCENT.
IT SAYS THE LOWEST GRADUATION WERE REPORTED IN DETROIT,
INDIANAPOLIS AND CLEVELAND.
THE REPORT ISSUED BY AMERICA'S PROMISE ALLIANCE FOUND THAT ABOUT
HALF OF THE STUDENTS SERVED BY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS IN THE
NATION'S LARGEST CITIES RECEIVE DIPLOMAS.
RESEARCHERS SAY STUDENTS IN SUBURBAN AND RURAL PUBLIC HIGH
SCHOOLS WERE MORE LIKELY TO GRADUATE THAN THEIR COUNTERPARTS IN
URBAN PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS.
IN DETROIT'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS, 24.9 PERCENT OF THE STUDENTS
GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL, WHILE 30.5 PERCENT GRADUATED IN
INDIANAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND 34.1 PERCENT RECEIVED DIPLOMAS IN
THE CLEVELAND MUNICIPAL CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT.

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