Communities In Schools of Seattle with Communities In Schools of Washington announce continued improvement in graduation rates in new report released today.
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Every 26 seconds, a young person in America drops out of school. When students drop out, they are more likely to end up in poverty, suffer poor health, be dependent on social services, enter the criminal justice system and cost the U.S. billions of dollars each year in lost revenue and increased spending on government assistance programs.
As kids around the country are graduating, Communities In Schools of Seattle, part of the Communities In Schools of Washington network—and part of the nation’s largest and most effective organization dedicated to keeping kids in school and helping them succeed in life—today released a report demonstrating the organization’s impact on graduation rates and other positive student outcomes.
The report was released as part of a national public awareness campaign featuring young people from around the country who have graduated from high school as a result of their involvement with Communities In Schools. (Download the full report & infographic at the bottom of the page.)
To change the picture in Washington state, Communities In Schools is serving approximately 54,000 students on 160 campuses, working hand-in-hand with schools, communities, partner organizations and families to surround students with a strong network of support. Collectively, 99% of secondary students served by Communities In Schools of Washington affiliates remained in school; 96% were promoted to the next grade or graduated.
During the 2012-13 school year (the most recent year for which complete data is available), Communities In Schools of Seattle achieved the following:
• 2 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 1 high school, and 1 combined school were served.
• 3000 students throughout the Communities In Schools of Seattle partner schools received Level One supports (school-wide prevention services) and more than 305 of these students received Level Two supports (targeted and sustained interventions).
• 99% of secondary students served by Communities In Schools of Seattle remained in school.
• 85% of students receiving targeted and sustained interventions improved their attitude and commitment to school.
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