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Graduation & Beyond

We take seriously our mission to put our students on the path to and through college, and it shows. When it comes to high school graduation, college enrollment, and college persistence rates, Friendship is practically unrivaled among DC's open enrollment schools.

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION


In stark contrast to DC Public Schools' graduation rate of less than 60 percent, Friendship has a 91 percent graduation rate - the second highest in the city for open enrollment high schools. At the same time, we're delivering far more graduates than almost every other open enrollment high school in DC.

 
COLLEGE ENROLLMENT AND PERSISTENCE

While only 38 percent of DC Public School graduates enroll in college, Friendship graduates enroll at an average rate of over 80 percent. And our graduates persist in college at increasingly higher levels.

Percent of Friendship Graduates Enrolled in College as of Spring 2012

Graduation Year

Graduates

Percent enrolled first year

Percent still enrolled as of 2011-2012

Percent with a college degree

2007*

 

271

52%

7%

13%

2008

 

283

75%

42%

13%

2009

 

240

67%

43%

NA

2010

 

236

69%

51%

NA

2011

 

271

83%

83%

NA

2012

 

243

78%

NA

NA

* First class required to have a college acceptance in order to graduate from Friendship.

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