Monday, April 28, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Superintendent available at 2 p.m. to discuss 2013 graduation and dropout rates

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, April 28, 2014


WHAT: Availability of Superintendent Cindy Marten to discuss the 2013
graduation and dropout rates, released today by the California Department
of Education (

WHEN/WHERE: 2 p.m. today, Monday, April 28, 2014, auditorium, Eugene
Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal St. (92103)

DETAILS: San Diego Unified is still the district with the second-highest
graduation rate among large, urban school districts in California with
87.8 percent of seniors graduating among the 7,282 students in 2013 cohort
-- students who began together in ninth grade. Only Garden Grove Unified
School District had a higher rate, with 89 percent of its 3,879-student
cohort graduating. Sacramento, with 85.4 percent of its 2,826-student
cohort was third. Other districts' rates ranged from Oakland's 62.7 to
Long Beach's 80.6.

For San Diego Unified's Class of 2013, the dropout rate continued its
decline, to 5.2 percent in 2013 from 6.2 percent in 2012, for the lowest
rate among large California districts. Other rates ranged from
second-place Sacramento with 5.9 percent, to Oakland, with 21.6 percent.

CONTACT: Jack Brandais | Communications Department | San Diego Unified
School District | (619) 725-5570 (Desk) | (619) 607-0477 (Cell)

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