Education Lab CPS one-year dropout rate at all-time low, says officials
ABC 7 / August 23, 2019
CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago public school are seeing more students finishing the school year.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Thursday that the CPS district's one-year dropout rate reached an all-time low.
Improvements show six percent of students dropped out in 2019, compared with 11.2 percent in 2011.
"CPS' teachers, support staff and principals are transforming the lives of our young people, helping them to recognize their potential and inspire more opportunities for their future," said Mayor Lightfoot. "The record-low one-year dropout rate is a reflection of our collective commitment to ensure that every student, regardless of zip code or household income is on a pathway not only to graduation, but also to a viable future post-graduation."