theblueboxonbakerstreet

the-real-seebs:

cybernotter:

pizzapuffs:

No media about the fact that there’s a All Male,  African American High school on the southside of chicago who year after year has a 100% graduating senior class who ALL get accepted to 4 year universities/colleges.

they just want to talk about how whether a person’s death on the southside is gang related or not.

WHAT

This is ridiculously impressive.

I’m just looking up sources, and the statistics are really incredible.

Hmm. Two stories from 2012 (May and March), and one from 2013. So let’s go looking…

Yup, nailed it in 2014, too.

So, they’re using a pure lottery system, not testing, to select students. The only selection limit is that the students want to try to go to college. Past that, they appear to be doing it entirely by doing a good job of teaching. And three years in a row of 100% acceptance is not bad at all. And the NPR story (from May 2012) says that only 4% of the kids were reading at grade level when they started. So. Yeah. That’s some fairly impressive work.