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Your Neighborhood Determines Your Child’s High School Grad Rate, Study Says

(DNAINFO) Amy Zimmer and Nigel Chiwaya | May 13, 2016 — Disparities by neighborhood were greater than disparities by race, the report found.

Despite New York City’s choice system for high school admissions, the neighborhood where you live may still dictate your child’s chance of graduating on time — regardless of where they attend — according to a study released Wednesday from the nonpartisan initiative Measure of America.

To apply for high school, eighth graders can rank up to 12 programs out of 700 schools, a choice process implemented more than a decade ago in efforts to weaken the well-known link between neighborhood and school quality.

But families don’t necessarily have an equal playing field when it comes to how they make those choices and how they navigate the complicated admissions system. So, where you live is still still highly associated with whether your child will graduate on time, the study found.

Source: Your Neighborhood Determines Your Child’s High School Grad Rate, Study Says – Upper East Side – DNAinfo New York