A new report from the Schott Foundation for Public Education reveals some sobering statistics:
- Nationwide, 52 percent of Black male and 58 percent of Latino male ninth-graders graduate from high school four years later, while 78 percent of White, non-Latino male ninth-graders graduate four years later.
- Black male students in North Carolina in 2009-10 graduated at a higher rate than in 2007-08, surpassing the group’s national average. White, non-Latino male students also graduated at a higher rate in 2009-10 than in 2007-08, but did not reach the national average for that group.
- National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 8th Grade Reading results for North Carolina are below the national averages for Black and White, non-Latino male students and at the national average for Latino male students.
- NAEP 8th Grade Mathematics results for North Carolina are above those for the nation as a whole for Black and White, non-Latino male students and at the national average for Latino male students.