- There are only two Dropout Recovery Schools (out of 93) that have any kids reportedly accomplishing industry credentials, and only two schools have any kids achieving dual enrollment credit in an institution of higher education. And the percentage of kids that have achieved this are 1.3% or less of the Class of 2014 that graduated from each of the schools.
- The State of Ohio says a Dropout Recovery School meets its “standard” if 28 out of 210 eligible students graduate … IN 8 YEARS!
- The State of Ohio says a Dropout Recovery School meets its “standard” if 8.4% of the school’s students graduate in 4 years.
- The Greater Ohio Virtual School graduated a stunning 3 out of 149 students … IN 8 YEARS!
- Out of the 1,100 students eligible to graduate in four years from the state’s 13 Life Skills Centers (run by major political donor David Brennan’s White Hat Management), only 57 graduated — 18 of whom came from one school. That’s a stunningly low 5.2% four-year graduation rate overall. Eliminating the one Life Skills Center with the 18 graduates drops the average in the remaining 12 schools to an incredible 4.4% — only about 1/2 of the state’s minimum graduation rate.
- Overall, there were 7,324 students eligible to graduate from Dropout Recovery schools in four years. Only 1,590 did. That rate of 22% is actually 3 percentage points higher than the eight-year graduation rate, which was an amazing 19% (1,527 out of 8,015).
- Schools “exceed” state standards on four-year graduation rates if they have rates higher than 37%. Only 23 schools met that criterion.