March 2, 2015

County Public Schools have Country’s Highest Graduation Rate for African American Males

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) have the highest graduation rate for African American males in the country according to a report released recently by The Schott Foundation for Public Education entitled Black Lives Matter: The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males. [see p. 24]

The report calculates the MCPS graduation rate for African American males at 74 percent—highest among districts with more than 10,000 African American male students.

The national graduation rate for African American males is 59 percent, according to the report. The remaining top five systems were Cumberland and Guilford counties in North Carolina, Baltimore County and Fort Bend, Texas.

Read more in the MCPS news release.

See the “Bethesda Beat” article.

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