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According to research conducted by the DC Office of the State Superintendent for Education (OSSE):
The overall reading proficiency rates for racial sub-groups of students attending DC Public and Charter Schools is: 9% for Black males, 18% for Black females, 18% for Hispanic males and 25% for Hispanic females, 73% for White males, and 84% for White females. ~ OSSE, 2015.
In SY 2014 – 2015, only 57% of black males graduated from high school. ~OSSE, 2015
92% percent of DCPS students are African American or Latino and come from low-income households. ~ OSSE, 2013
74 percent of children attending DC Public Schools are considered economically disadvantaged. ~ OSSE, 2013
In SY 2011 – 2012, one hundred and twenty-eight students were enrolled in the DCPS Incarcerated Youth Program. 96% of the students were African-American. 3% of the students were Hispanic. 31% of students were students with disabilities. ~ OSSE, 2012