Baltimore County Public Schools are working to improve black male graduation rate

TOWSON, Md - Baltimore County Public Schools' Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance says the school system must find ways to improve its graduation rate for black males, despite a new national report that shows the BCPS graduation rate of 67 percent for black males is fourth highest in the nation.

"Baltimore County schools have traditionally fared well in these national rankings," said BCPS Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance. " But how we rate among school systems isn't where our attention needs to be.  Having just 67 percent of our black males graduate is not acceptable.  We must set our sights higher.  We must do more to guarantee that black males students, that all students, can achieve their full potential as learners and that they graduate on time and ready to succeed in their choice of college or career."

The data, based on graduation rates among black males for the class of 2010 comes from a report from the Schott Foundation for Public Education titled, "The Urgency of Now: The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males."

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