Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland have something to be happy about: Graduation rates were up for 2021, despite the pandemic. The system’s four-year adjusted rate increased by 1.5 percentage points, to 77.6%. In a release, PGCPS said 10 schools had a graduation rate of more than 90%. That’s according to data from the Maryland State Department of Education report card. In addition, the high school dropout rate fell to a five-year low, PGCPS said, at 15.36% — in 2020, it was 17.8%. Gains were made among Hispanic students, English language learners and students who come from low-income families.
Prince George’s Co. public schools boast higher graduation rate despite COVID
March 3, 2022