Just over half of 2016 graduates from Shelby County Schools went on to some sort of college training, according to a new report spotlighting whether Memphis students are preparing for the work of the future.
In all, 56 percent of the district’s 6,905 graduates enrolled in post-secondary education, compared to 63 percent statewide. And the percentage of students going on to community college — a big push under the state’s free tuition initiative known as Tennessee Promise — was 9 percentage points lower than the state’s average.
Here’s the breakdown for Shelby County Schools:
38 percent went on to a four-year college or university (compared to 35 percent statewide);
16 percent went to community college (statewide was 25 percent);
1 percent went to a technical college (statewide was 3 percent)
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