Our high school graduation rates in Vacaville Unified School District are abysmal.
Officially, most graduation rates are above 90 percent. Unofficially, if you compare the size of incoming freshman high school classes with the number of students who make it to their senior year, you’ll see that several hundred students are missing. This has been the pattern as long as I have been teaching.
Those missing students are more likely to end up in prison or on welfare. Without a high school diploma, they are unlikely to climb out of poverty.