According to 2017 STAAR results, only 63% of all Houston ISD students in Grades 3-8 are reading at or above grade level.
Compared to 27 large cities, Shelby County District landed in the bottom third of results from the National Assessment of Education Progress, known as NAEP. It also lagged far behind Tennessee’s scores — in which only about one-third of students met the basic standards for proficiency.
In 2016, only 22% of San Antonio high school graduates were considered college-ready in English and Math.
In the Oakland Unified School District, the graduation rate for low income students is 65%.
In LAUSD, only 78% of economically disadvantaged students graduate from high school.
In Austin ISD, 52% of students are considered at risk of dropping out of school.