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D.C. Students Said Lagging In H.S., College Completion

By Hortense M. Barber — October 31, 2006 1 min read
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“Double the Numbers for College Success: A Call to Action for the District of Columbia” can be found at the District of Columbia State Education Office.

Of every 100 students who enter the 9th grade in the District of Columbia’s regular public schools or charter schools, only nine obtain a postsecondary degree within five years of enrolling in college, says a report.

Released by the District of Columbia State Education Office, the report also says that 43 percent of regular public and charter school students graduate from high school within five years; 29 percent enroll in postsecondary programs. Those numbers are significantly below the national average and are even worse in some parts of the city, it notes.

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