This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
Graduation rates for Philadelphia students are not available for cyber charters; neither the School District nor the state publishes that information.
The state tracks the statewide graduation rates for cybers, using a different methodology from the District’s. The state also publishes a graduation rate for economically disadvantaged students at cybers.
This chart shows how the most popular cybers serving the city (besides ASPIRA, for which numbers were not available), are doing with their economically disadvantaged students.
For comparison, the School District’s graduation rate in 2012 was 57% for economically disadvantaged students, as measured by the state. More than three-fourths of Philadelphia high school students are classified as economically disadvantaged.