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CHART: North Shore High School Graduation Rates

Here's how North Shore public high schools compare on graduation rates.

Recent data on nationwide high school graduation rates has placed Massachusetts outside the top 10 states in the nation with an average of 83 percent of students graduating.

The preliminary data was based on four-year cohort groups and released by the U.S. Department of Education on Monday. Final numbers will be released in the coming months.

Peabody High finds itself just below that state average with an 82.2 percent rate of graduation, which is still an improvement over recent years.

When compared to other nearby public high schools, Peabody is doing better than Salem High, Lynn English or Lynn Classical, but trails Beverly and Danvers High.

Here's how North Shore high schools compare:

SCHOOL RATE Beverly High 88.4 Danvers High 90.6 Hamilton-Wenham 97.6 Lynn Classical 75.3 Lynn English 80.2 Lynnfield High 97.8 Manchester-Essex 97.3 Marblehead High 96.9 Masconomet 99.4 Peabody High 82.2 Salem High 81.7 Salem Academy 87.1 Swampscott 96.8 Wakefield High 93.5
Saber Walsh November 28, 2012 at 04:16 PM
THIS IS OBSCENE! How much do we overpay our superintendents and "consultants" to see such poor MCAS and graduation results?!? Why hasn't our School Committee asked for HEADS to roll?!? Peabody used to be one of the best on the North Shore. Throwing money at this isn't a fix. I can't believe how complacent we are with poor results, and then when our kids can't get into college or find a job we just say, "oh, well, I guess it's the economy." BULL -- With the exception of Lynn and Salem we are surrounded by communities that have much better rates than we do and we were once among the best. Maybe we should outsource our educational system to Beverly (that's a 6% improvement), Danvers (that's an over 8% improvement), or Lynnfield (that's over 15% better!).
Bob Croce November 28, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Seems to me our grad rates in the 1980s were closer to 90%, so I agree with you, Saber. Here's a another perspective you might find of interest: http://bit.ly/RgtLvj

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