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ANCHOR GOAL 1
100% of students will graduate college and career ready

  • Since releasing Action Plan 3.0, Philadelphia’s public school graduation rate, including alternative high schools and programs has increased four percentage points and the graduation rate of District-managed schools has increased six percentage points.

    anchor goal 1 is set at 100 percent: progress to date is 69%, five-year target is 80%

    ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    6% pt

    increase in the four-year graduation rate to 79%

    7,300+

    students to earn over 13,400 industry certifications

    2,000

    more high schools students are on track for on-time graduation within four years

    6,700+

    students now enrolled in Advanced Placement and dual enrollment classes that count toward college credits

    2018 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    79%
    four-year graduation rate for District schools

    1,900+
    students to earn over 3,400 industry certifications

    2,000
    more high school students are on track for on-time graduation within four years

    6,500+
    students now have access to Advanced Placement and dual enrollment classes that count toward college credits

    “Great schools are key to the success of the city because you want our students to become employees, homeowners, tax payers in Philadelphia…”

    —Janel Moore-Almond, AP History Teacher

    “The future vitality of the city really depends on how good of a job we do with the generation that’s going to take it over.”

    —Hallee Adelman, Young Presidents’ Organization, Career Experience Partner