More Boston Students Graduating, Less Dropping Out

BOSTON (CBS) – More kids are staying in Boston Public Schools, and the four-year graduation rate for the district has risen nearly 2% since 2009.

The numbers, released today by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, show that Boston Public Schools have see graduation rates climb for four straight years, and less students are dropping out.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Don Huff’s speaks with Boston Public Schools Superintendent Carol Johnson.

Out of the 2006/2007 school year, 63.7% graduated within four years, this being 1.8% more than the class before, and 5% more students than the 2003/2004 class.

The district also saw falling dropout rates, from 6.4% in 2009 to 5.7% in 2010.

  • Jacqueline

    That’s “fewer students.” Didn’t your writer graduate from high school?

  • TS

    Are you kidding me? No one at WBZ sees anything wrong with, “LESS dropping out,” when the subject is “students”? If there are any WBZ editors, then they, like the author of this headline, apparently dropped out of elementary school. How about correcting the headline to read, “FEWER Dropping Out”? Thanks to WBZ for supporting illiteracy!

  • nimboz1

    Fuzzy math. The BPS is one of the best at it….

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