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Massachusetts School and District Profiles

Boston

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Student attendance (% of students absent 10 or more days each year)
20122013201420152016
Students Incl 57,997 58,416 57,650 58,365 57,663
Absent 10+ days # 24,608 25,916 26,034 25,739 24,375
BostonAbsent 10+ days % 42.4% 44.4% 45.2% 44.1% 42.3%
Students Incl     
Absent 10+ days #     
Select a Comparable DistrictAbsent 10+ days %     
Students Incl 1,002,684 1,004,215 1,005,935 1,007,024 1,006,050
Absent 10+ days # 304,147 317,839 305,512 322,733 307,096
StateAbsent 10+ days % 30.3% 31.7% 30.4% 32.0% 30.5%

Chronically absent rate (% of students absent 10% or more each year)
20122013201420152016
Students Incl 57,997 58,416 57,650 58,365 57,663
Chronically absent # 13,669 14,336 14,259 14,198 13,993
BostonChronically absent % 23.6% 24.5% 24.7% 24.3% 24.3%
Students Incl     
Chronically absent #-----
Select a Comparable DistrictChronically absent %     
Students Incl 1,002,684 1,004,215 1,005,935 1,007,024 1,006,050
Chronically absent # 125,212 127,983 123,713 129,734 123,617
StateChronically absent % 12.5% 12.7% 12.3% 12.9% 12.3%

Percentage of students suspended in-school at least once
2013201420152016
Students Incl58,34557,59258,25157,684
In-school # 333 352 453 564
BostonIn-school % 0.6% 0.6% 0.8% 1.0%
Students Incl    
In-school #    
Select a Comparable DistrictIn-school %    
Students Incl979,613980,427980,976979,947
In-school # 21,287 20,824 17,211 18,514
StateIn-school % 2.2% 2.1% 1.8% 1.9%

Percentage of students suspended out-of-school at least once
2013201420152016
Students Incl58,34557,59258,25157,684
Out-of-school # 3,646 3,170 2,770 2,718
BostonOut-of-school % 6.2% 5.5% 4.8% 4.7%
Students Incl    
Out-of-school #    
Select a Comparable DistrictOut-of-school %    
Students Incl979,613980,427980,976979,947
Out-of-school # 41,931 38,309 28,844 28,740
StateOut-of-school % 4.3% 3.9% 2.9% 2.9%

Annual dropout rate
20122013201420152016
# Dropouts 1,146 969 854 766 897
Boston% Dropouts 7.0% 5.9% 5.3% 4.7% 5.5%
# Dropouts     
Select a Comparable District% Dropouts     
# Dropouts 7,051 6,248 5,746 5,346 5,523
State% Dropouts 2.5% 2.2% 2.0% 1.9% 1.9%

4-year cohort graduation rate
20122013201420152016
Students Incl4,3684,4864,3354,0214,190
Boston% Graduated (4 Yrs)65.9%65.9%66.7%70.7%72.4%
Students Incl     
Select a Comparable District% Graduated (4 Yrs)     
Students Incl73,48374,53773,16872,47474,045
State% Graduated (4 Yrs)84.7%85.0%86.1%87.3%87.5%

5-year cohort graduation rate
20112012201320142015
Students Incl4,6324,3684,4864,3354,021
Boston% Graduated (5 Yrs)70.9%72.3%72.2%73.1%76.0%
Students Incl     
Select a Comparable District% Graduated (5 Yrs)     
Students Incl74,30773,48374,53773,16872,474
State% Graduated (5 Yrs)86.3%87.5%87.7%88.5%89.4%