Why Did Almost 30% of Students Not Graduate in 5 Years?
Students must pass their courses and earn course credits to graduate. Local schools determine passing grades in these courses.
If students enter 9th grade with serious academic problems (scoring in Level 1 in Math and English), they fail their courses. They are held back and don't take other courses. They don't earn enough credits to graduate.
The students who did not graduate were unprepared for high school work and failed their courses.