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Old 02-08-2009, 06:25 PM
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No mention of Oakland, CA yet? I've got to put that one on the list.
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:17 PM
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I have to say is it really the schools or the students? I graduated from a public school in Miami & went on to college. It seems like a lot of kids today do not care if they graduate or not. I had very good teachers who truly cared about their students.
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Cle440 View Post
Even worse than that, look at this: Article | Cleveland Worst in U.S. in High School Graduation

Thats an old article, but it shows in 1998 Cleveland schools had a graduation rate of 28%. With only 23% of whites graduating, that was by far the lowest out of all the cities. It also had the lowest graduation rates of blacks and latinos. Thats pretty bad. In recent years, the graduation rate is up to around 40% though, which is still horrible. Detroit is not much better.

Columbus was bad at one time, but has seen dramatic improvements in graduation rate.
Columbus is still a terrible district.
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:02 PM
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Unfortunately, the 4 year grad. rate in Syracuse was around 64% last year. Buffalo was around 65%. It does vary by school though.
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Old 02-11-2009, 04:53 PM
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Columbus is still a terrible district.
Columbus City Schools have some schools that are ranked above suburbs and excellent in testing and classes.

In Columbus it is still determined by economics and household influences. The schools with the best ranking tend to have higher income students or are magnet schools where those students who want to excell or have natural abilities or a good household attend.

The schools that are ranked lower tend to be in the poorest or highest immigrant neighborhoods.

Columbus' well to do schools have long done well and have even improved. Where the district has made in roads are the poorer schools. A great majority of those have improved, but there is still a long way to go in the worst/nonmagenet schools.

Still as an urban district Columbus is actually one of the best in the country. The district has a much higher graduation rate, overall test scores, and program quality than most large urban districts.

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