This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
The on-time school-level graduation rates shown in the chart below are from the 2013-14 School Progress Reports (SPR) published by the School District of Philadelphia. Rates shown are the percentage of students in the first-time 9th-grade cohort of 2010 who graduate within four years (excluding those who transfer out of the District).
These rates are based on the District’s new methodology, which attributes students to the last school they attended. This year’s School Progress Reports include three-quarters of all eligible charter schools; 62 of the 84 eligible Philadelphia charter schools that were in operation in the 2013-2014 school year participated.
The three Renaissance charters shown were turned over to their current managers in 2011, one year after the cohort measured here started high school.
Also included are college-going rates for District high schools, defined as the percentage of graduating students who enrolled in any post-secondary institution in the fall after graduation.