During Thursday night's special school board meeting, Superintendent Pamela Brown gave a 15-slide PowerPoint presentation that, among other things, provided a more detailed snapshot of East and Lafayette high schools.
Among the most interesting stats she listed is East High School's preliminary graduation rate for 2013 -- 47 percent. That's a monster increase given the school's reported 2012 graduation rate of only 27 percent (the district listed 30 percent on its graduation data slide but that's not what the state reported). UPDATE: East High School Principal Casey Young said today that the 47 percent graduation figure for June is accurate and will increase after summer school ends. Lafayette had a much thinner graduation rate gain of 23 percent, up from 21 percent.
Brown also broke down the many potential costs to the district if Johns Hopkins continues to play a role at East and Lafayette while BOCES also remains involved.
Below is the presentation Brown gave Thursday. If you're looking at the graduation data slide, be aware that when the district talks about the "cohort" it's referring to the original group of entering ninth graders. The 2005 cohort, for instance, refers to the graduating class of 2009.