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:
Massachusetts had an adjusted graduation rate of 83 percent for the 2010-2011 school year, while Peabody Veterans Memorial High School's adjusted graduation rate that year was 82.2 percent, which is still an improvement over recent years.
Massachusetts didn't make the top 10 high school graduation rates in the nation, according to preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Education on Monday, and Peabody High is just below the state average. The graduation rates released Monday are for the 2010-2011 school year—the first year for which all states used a common, adjusted four-year cohort graduation rate, according to a U.S. Department of Education press release. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) spokesman JC Considine told Patch in an e-mail that Massachusetts has been computing cohort graduation rates since 2006, which are available on the DESE website. According to the preliminary state-reported data, for the 2010-2011 school …