This spreadsheet is of all DISD enrollment data since 1996. I will gladly share this Excel format spreadsheet. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This spreadsheet documents monumental progress this past decade, and several frightening indicators of loosing that progress this year. The percentage of 8th graders now making it to enroll in the 12th grade dropped 7 percentage points this year to the lowest percentage in 4 years!
|Dallas ISD enrollment by grade from 1996 to present|
Click on above chart to enlarge, or email for Excel version.
Dallas must not focus only on test scores and ignore massive student attrition. Can we prove such student attrition is not part of a plan to raise test score averages among remaining students?
The "home rule" effort wants to hide the massive improvement in DISD graduation rates since 2007. It took years of change for the DISD Class of 2013 to become the largest DISD graduation class in over 32 years! That progress must not stop, but it is.
How is the SOPS group supporting our schools by hiding this progress, working to change the system that achieved this it, all the while ignoring the damage started under Mike Miles? It is a very dangerous set of facts for the children of DISD.
DISD must resume the 2007-2012 progress. To do that the current DISD leadership must be replaced. If anyone thinks that is not necessary, please explain the record of constant student and teacher attrition in Harrison District Two under Mike Miles.
How bad will things have to get in Dallas ISD before this decision is made?