Posted on April 23, 2021
Categories: Research and Evaluation

This brief explores patterns in the SDP 2019-20 four-year high school graduation rate by sector (District, Charter, and Alternative), Network, Admission type, and student demographics. This brief also includes an analysis of changes in graduation rates for student cohorts with target four-year graduation years of 2018-19 and 2019-20, as well as an examination of potential contributing factors to increased graduation rates from 2018-19 to 2019-20.

Key findings include:

  • The Philadelphia city-wide graduation rate was four percentage points higher in 2019-20 than in 2018-19.
  • In general, the graduation rate in each of the District Networks increased by 1-4 percentage points from 2018-19 to 2019-20.
  • Neighborhood schools saw a four-point increase in their graduation rate from 2018-19 to 2019-20.
  • Out of all the racial/ethnic student groups in the District, Black/African American students had the biggest increase in their graduation rate (4 percentage points).
  • There was a higher percentage of District 9th grade students categorized as on-track in the 2019-20 graduating cohort than in the 2018-19 graduating cohort.

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