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FAKING THE GRADE: How Your child’s school ranks

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As a whole, 11.4 percent of all DCPS graduates do so with extreme chronic absence – missing more than 50 percent days unexcused.

In comparison, Public Charter Schools see almost no students graduate with those levels of absences, though the number of their students graduating with missing a quarter of school days is creeping up to around one out of every four students.

Out of all of Anacostia HS grads in 2015-2016, 28 percent missed more than half the school year. That number improved to 15 percent last school year.

Out of all of Ballou High School grads last year, 34 percent missed more than half the school year. That number keeps climbing from the previous years. They are the second worst school at graduating chronically absent students in the District.

Out of all of Cardozo EC grads last year, 16 percent missed more than half the school year. That number doubled from the previous year.

Out of all of Columbia Heights EC grads last year, 19 percent missed more than 30 percent of the school year. That number is double what it was in 2014-2015.

Out of all of Dunbar High School grads last year, nearly none of them graduated with extreme chronic absence last year. It shows among the best improvement from 2014-2015 when 17 percent of their grads missed more than half the school year.

Out of all of Eastern High School grads last year, 15 percent missed more than half the school year. This is a slight and steady climb over the past three years.

Out of all of Luke Moore Alternative High School grads last year, 29 percent missed more than half the school year. This is a major spike from what it was in 2014-2015 when that number was nearly zero.

Out of all of Phelps ACE High School grads last year, 31 percent missed around a quarter of the school year. This is nearly triple what it was in 2015-2016.

Out of all of Roosevelt High School grads last year, 15 percent missed more than half of the school year. This is double what it was the previous year.

Out of all of Washington Metropolitan High School grads last year, 14 percent missed more than half the school year. This is a major decline since 2014-2015, when 40 percent of grads missed more than half the school year.

Out of all of Wilson High School grads last year, 21 percent missed around a quarter of the school year. This is a steady increase since 2014-2015 when 11 percent missed that number of classes.

Out of all of HD Woodson High School grads last year, 39 percent of graduates missed more than half the school year. This is almost quadruple what it was the previous year. That makes HD Woodson the worst school in graduating extremely absent students.

DC Public Schools not mentioned above had either none or a negligible number of extreme chronically absent students graduating their senior year of high school.

The source for these numbers is the Office of State Superintendent

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