Los Angeles

In LAUSD, only 78% of economically disadvantaged students graduate from high school.


In Texas, 59% of economically disadvantaged students are considered at risk for dropping out of school.


As of 2017, only 13% of Syracuse students in Grades 3-8 showed proficiency on the ELA exam, and only 11% showed proficiency on the math exam.

New York City

Only 1 in 10 NYC students from low-income areas graduates high school ready for college.

Las Vegas

In 2015, only 26 percentage of 8th grade students in Nevada scorecard proficient or advanced in mathematics on the National Assessment of Education progress, the Nations’ Report Card, and only 27 percent scored proficient or advanced in reading.


Rochester’s graduation rate lags significantly behind other cities in New York state. Only 48 percent of high school students starting 9th grade in 2012 graduated from high school in four years.