Reposted from TN Edu-Independent, 4-9-2015 - The state of Nashville high schools continues to lag, so says the data, although that's not the popular narrative that you hear on the streets of the supposed "IT CITY" these days. You hear our city's high schools are great.
The data tells a different story than the one high school leaders at the district want you to hear. A recent article published by the local paper in New Orleans highlights some of the progress New Orleans' high schools have made, and provides some cold water in the face reflection on how Nashville high schools are faring:
That doesn't sound very "it city" to me, and New Orleans has a higher student poverty rate. I point that out because poverty rates strongly influence student college going, for all sorts of reasons. What if Nashville boosted it's college going rate 22 percentage points like New Orleans did?
This handy tool lets you explore college going rates for districts across Tennessee and individual high schools within a district. College going rate means any student that enrolled in a 4 year, 2 year or TICUA.
|*12-13 rate received via email, THEC data will update soon|