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A Decade Of Work Leads To Nearly 90 Percent Black Graduation Rate For SFUSD

Lee Romney
SFUSD college-bound seniors Kamiah Brown and Benjamin Bennett prepare to emcee the African American Honor Roll celebration in February 2019 with event organizer Virginia Marshall.

This is part of an ongoing series “Learning While Black: The Fight For Equity In San Francisco Schools.”

San Francisco Unified’s graduation rate for African American students jumps to nearly 90 percent — well above the state average.

San Francisco Unified is sharing some good news about graduation rates. Recent data show a jump for African American students -- to nearly 90 percent. That’s a big deal for a district that’s been struggling for decades with a significant African American student achievement gap. But, it turns out, black SFUSD graduates are still leaving high school less prepared for college and careers than other demographic groups.

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