Which Philly Neighborhoods Have the Most High School Dropouts?
Did you or someone you know enroll in the 9th grade class of a Philadelphia public high school in the Fall of 2006? If so, you (or they) are famous! The current edition of the Public School Notebook, their annual dropout edition, has compiled a map noting which neighborhoods have the highest rates of high school dropouts. (By location of residence, not school.)
Clocking in at 0-10%: 19103 (Rittenhouse) and 19106 (Old City).
Clocking in at 41-50%: 19133 (North Philly) and 19146 (Grad Hospital/Point Breeze).
The overall six-year drop-out rate, for kids who matriculated in ’06, is 33%.