Preliminary data show 74 percent of LA Unified seniors met new graduation requirements
*UPDATED Preliminary data show that 74 percent of LA Unified high school seniors met new graduation requirements, the first class required to pass college preparatory classes, the district announced Tuesday. Superintendent Michelle King made the announcement during a morning ceremony with the school board celebrating Class of 2016 graduates. “This is the first class that stepped up...
By Sarah Favot | June 21, 2016
Some races, English learners struggling with A-G standards but have come a long way
There is a wide gulf of disparity when it comes to the performance of races and subgroups in LA Unified’s A through G completion and graduation rates, but these groups have come a long way and are doing better than ever before. Recent district reports breaking down the graduation rate as it heads into the final...
By Craig Clough | April 29, 2016
You can graduate, but LAUSD doesn’t want to settle for D grades
Although LA Unified stands to potentially have its highest graduation rate ever this year, the district doesn’t want students to settle for D grades. In fact, the percentage of students maintaining a C or better in college prep or A-G classes has more than doubled in 10 years, according to the latest LA Unified statistics. In a...
By Mike Szymanski | February 24, 2016
Exclusive: It’s ‘all hands on deck’ as LAUSD says nearly 1 in 2 seniors not on track to graduate
Only roughly one in two LAUSD high school seniors is currently on track to graduate, and the district is scrambling to get extra assistance to an estimated 15,000 students in danger of being left behind this June. According to internal district reports obtained by LA School Report, an estimated 54 percent of seniors are on track to...
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JUST IN: In final year of exit exam, LAUSD graduation rates climb
LA Unified’s preliminary graduation rate climbed seven points for the class 2014-15, making it the ninth straight year the district has seen an increase. Seventy-four percent of seniors earned their diploma in the spring, the district announced this afternoon. An additional four points was added to the total from Senate Bill 725, the district said, which...
By LA School Report | November 16, 2015
LAUSD relying on credit recovery to halt steep decline in graduation rate
After years of rising graduation rates, LA Unified is facing a stunning reversal this year, with recent estimates showing that no more than 49 percent of seniors are on pace to receive a diploma in 2016. But there may be a chance to avoid the sudden drop. With graduation rates growing steadily over the last four...
By Craig Clough | November 5, 2015
LAUSD board to consider graduation rate boosting measures
School may be out for students and teachers but LA Unified School board members still have a lot of work ahead of them at tomorrow’s board meeting with several proposals intended to boost (or at least maintain) districtwide graduation rates. At the top of the list is a resolution to ease rigorous graduation requirements and...
By Vanessa Romo | June 8, 2015
Pressing issues for LAUSD board: Teachers contract, graduation rates
Tomorrow’s LA Unified School Board meeting is shaping up to be loud and crowded as the seven members take the final step in approving a new contract with the teachers union and consider several plans to fix impending drop in graduation rates. After years of working under an expired contract, UTLA members last week overwhelmingly...
By Vanessa Romo | May 11, 2015
LA Unified graduation rates rise for a fourth straight year
LA Unified graduation rates are up for the fourth straight year according to new data released today by the California Department of Education, but they still fall far short of statewide rates. The percentage of local students in the Class of 2014, who earned a diploma in four years reached 70.4 percent, up two percent over...
By Vanessa Romo | April 28, 2015
Report: Below average graduation rates for black males at LAUSD
A new report analyzed graduation rates for black males nationwide and found that LA Unified ranks well below the national average. The district graduation rate for black males was 41 percent in the 2011-12 school year, compared with 59 percent nationwide, according to the Schott Foundation. The report, BLACK LIVES MATTER: ￼The Schott 50 State...
By LA School Report | February 11, 2015