Database gathers dropout, graduation rates for Michigan high schools
Eleven percent of the state’s high school students drop out prior to earning their diplomas and another 25 percent of students fail to graduate on time, according to a Detroit Free Press article.
In June 2009, Michigan schools Superintendent Mike Flanagan issued a challenge to districts statewide to pinpoint 10 to 15 at-risk students and intervene in their lives, the Free Press reported.
Last month, Flanagan issued the same challenge hoping to continue to improve graduation rates.
The Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI) tracks graduation and dropout rates for Michigan’s public high schools. To see how individual schools in the Ann Arbor area measure up to the statewide averages, view the CEPI’s report or visit the Detroit Free Press’ database.
Local district averages, listed in order, for graduation and dropout rates in 2010 were:
- Chelsea School District — 94.69 percent (graduation rate), 1.77 percent (dropout rate)
- Dexter Community Schools — 94.5 percent, 1.72 percent
- Manchester Community Schools — 94.25 percent, 2.30 percent
- Saline Area Schools — 92.49 percent, 2.64 percent
- Ann Arbor Public Schools — 89.71 percent, 4.17 percent
- Whitmore Lake Public Schools — 88.6 percent, 6.14 percent
- Lincoln Consolidated School District — 74.79 percent, 9.95 percent
- Milan Area Schools —69.44 percent, 15.87 percent
- Ypsilanti School District — 62.4 percent, 21.07 percent
- Willow Run Community Schools — 50.4 percent, 36 percent