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How important are graduation rates to you when choosing a high school?


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Winifred1 September 21, 2010

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Unless your child goes to a private school, there is NO choice in which school you may attend - the school district tells you. I am raising a great grand - my third generation in this once BEST school district in our state. No more.


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calimom September 17, 2010

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IMPORTANT!! Would you knowingly send your child to a high school with low graduation rates? Doubtful!


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josie97 September 16, 2010

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its very important


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Allysona September 15, 2010

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Absolutely one of the many metrics I'd consider when considering a school for my kid. Other metrics would include % of kids going on to college, diversity of class offerings, activities, etc.


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LisaFung September 14, 2010

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Important! It's important as a parent to choose a school where the message of graduation is expected. Not only should it be expected from all, but I would also like to see the % of students that get accepted into a 4 year vs. 2 year college.


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jenmom September 14, 2010

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Graduation rate for a high school seems pretty important in evaluating how effective that school is as an education institution. A high school diploma should be a minimum for all American students.


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mdwong September 14, 2010

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Sure grad rate is important. But knowing how many HS grads went on to college and succeeded academically would be better.


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dpalacios0418 September 14, 2010

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Extremely important! The graduation rate is an indicator of the overall success of the school. A high graduation rate translates into a more effective curriculum, more engaged teachers and more involved parents.


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jimboson September 14, 2010

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I admit this is something I didn't consider when sending my oldest to high school. We lived in a rural area and there's just one high school and that's where all the kids go. We have since moved to a larger city and there are more choices for my younger ones. Graduation rate was something my wife and I took into consideration this time around.


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kkirsh01 September 14, 2010

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Incredibly important. What information to parents have at their fingertips really? This is definitely what I will use as one of the key metrics in choosing a h.s. If my children hear their peers speak the word "college" beyond our dinner table, this reinforces the expectation. A high graduation rate is due to expectations and setting those goals.




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