If we look at the high school data from 2005 to 2010, we can come to certain conclusions:
- Significantly fewer students are forced to attend a failing high school. We are giving students better high school options.
- Our high school students are performing better on the GEE.
- We are doing a much better job getting our seniors to graduate.
- There is not sufficient data to accurately assess how well we are doing at keeping students in school. Since the data system to track students across all schools does not exist at the local level, the state needs to provide timely information so New Orleans can ensure that this important outcome is evaluated and any related issues addressed. It is a critical issue that is not getting the attention it deserves.