Report: Mountain Brook, Ramsay Highs Send 92, 93 Percent of Students to Higher Ed

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According to data presented recently by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, Mountain Brook High School and Birmingham’s Ramsay High School send 93 and 92 percent of their graduates, respectively, to two- or four-year colleges. Those were the highest rates in the Greater Birmingham area in the PARCA report, which did not include specialty schools like Jefferson County International Baccalaureate or the Alabama School of Fine Arts, which also tend to have high rates.

Statewide, 65 percent of the 45,760 students graduating in the class of 2014 went on to attend four-year or two-year colleges.

Alabama’s Plan 2020, an initiative to boost academic preparation and high school graduation rates, set a goal of graduating 90 percent of the state’s public school students.

Here’s what the rates for higher education attendance look like for other area schools. 

Vestavia Hills – 88 %

Hoover – 85%

Spain Park – 84 %

Oak Mountain – 82 %

Chelsea – 78%

Pleasant Grove – 78%

Hewitt-Trussville – 77 %

Homewood – 76 %

Corner – 74 %

Gardendale — 73%

Calera – 73%

Shades Valley – 73 %

Pelham – 72%

Minor – 71%

Thompson – 71%

Clay-Chalkville – 66 %

Bessemer City – 64%

McAdory – 64 %

Leeds – 63 %

Mortimer Jordan – 61%

Pinson – 57 %

Shelby County – 56%

Midfield – 55 %

Huffman – 54 %

Vincent – 54 %

Fultondale – 51%

Parker — 40 %

GW Carver 37 %

Woodlawn — 36 %

Montevallo – 33%

 

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