Senior Graduation Rate Rises Again

Since 2005, the percent of seniors graduating has risen from 79% to 94% –
a
15 point increase!

In the spring of 2005, the last year all of the schools were under the Orleans Parish School Board, only 79% of New Orleans seniors graduated. We tied Madison Parish for the worst record in the state.

This year 94% of seniors graduated – a 4 percentage point increase from 2010 and 15 points from 2005.

What does this mean in real terms? This improvement since 2005 means that an additional 333 of our 2,218 seniors were able to walk across the stage, receive their diploma and celebrate their success.

Percent of Seniors Graduating


Graduation Rates by Individual School

2009-2010 2010-2011
District School #
Eligible
#
Graduates
% #
Eligible
#
Graduates
%
OPSB Operated McDonogh 35 181 179 99% 222 213 96%
OPSB Operated Eleanor McMain 147 133 90% 165 156 95%
Total OPSB Operated 328 312 95% 387 369 95%
OPSB Charter Benjamin Franklin 118 116 98% 130 129 99%
OPSB Charter Edna Karr 206 188 91% 206 204 99%
OPSB Charter Lusher Charter 103 103 100% 103 103 100%
OPSB Charter Priestly Charter 78 73 94% 80 67 84%
OPSB Charter Science & Math HS 101 82 81% 87 81 93%
OPSB Charter Warren Easton 211 203 96% 217 217 100%
Total OPSB Charter 817 765 94% 823 801 97%
RSD Operated G.W. Carver 112 92 82% 114 100 88%
RSD Operated Joseph S. Clark 90 64 71% 100 81 81%
RSD Operated Walter L. Cohen 87 81 93% 85 80 94%
RSD Operated Fredrick A. Douglas 93 64 69% Closed
RSD Operated John McDonogh 161 147 91% 101 91 90%
RSD Operated Rabouin Career Magnet 236 201 85% 13 10 77%
RSD Operated Sarah T. Reed 146 116 79% 142 125 88%
Total RSD Operated 925 765 83% 555 487 88%
RSD Charter Abramson Science and
Technology
* * * 27 22 81%
RSD Charter Algiers Technology Acad. 73 69 95% 89 88 99%
RSD Charter O.P. Walker 260 244 94% 228 216 95%
RSD Charter Sophie B. Wright * * * 6 6 100%
RSD Charter Thurgood Marshall Early
College HS
61 61 100% 103 99 96%
Total RSD Charter 333 313 94% 426 409 96%
All Schools Total 2403 2155 90% 2218 2088 94%

View individual school graduation rates over time from 2007-2011.

 

The table above represents self-reported data.

  • 2010 and 2011 OPSB Operated and OPSB Charter numbers reported to Educate Now! by the OPSB Superintendent.
  • 2010 and 2011 RSD Operated numbers reported to Educate Now! by the RSD.
  • 2010 and 2011 RSD Charter numbers reported to Educate Now by charter operators.

 

3 Comments

  1. Posted June 26, 2011 at 6:06 am | Permalink

    Hmm.. A comprehensive analysis indeed.. Good work.

  2. Rachel Meadows
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    Hi Leslie,

    Great analysis. I was wondering if you have data of graduation rates for ALL the schools in New Orleans. I am trying to do an analysis of graduation rates pre- and post- Katrina, and it seems like while there is an overall increase in the percentage of graduating seniors, the number of students graduating is less significant (due to the fact that there are less students overall). I would also be curious in a school-by-school breakdown of graduation rates since I’m sure some are much better than others.

    Thanks,

    Rachel

  3. Posted August 27, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    Educate Now has the latest drop out data- by school- the department has published: http://educatenow.net/resources/data-and-analysis/dropout-data/
    This data is for the 2009-10 school year, and lags the data for the senior graduation rate by one year. Educate Now gets the senior graduation data every spring from the schools, and it is self reported data. If you want to discuss further, email me directly at ljacobs@educatenow.net

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