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  • How do we move forward, with increasing number of College Bound Scholars pursuing higher education opportunities?
  • How do we move forward, with increasing number of College Bound Scholars pursuing higher education opportunities?
  • How do we move forward, with increasing number of College Bound Scholars pursuing higher education opportunities?

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  • 1. Student Achievement inTacoma Schools
  • 2. Mission Statement To inspire underserved, low-income students to finish high school and provide scholarships, mentoring and support to help them enter and graduate from college and succeed in life.
  • 3. Goal Increase the number of low-income students graduating from high school and entering and completing postsecondary education.
  • 4. What Drives our MissionTacoma K-12 Enrollment Tacoma Student Population 40,000 33,605 35,000 29,624 30,000 25,000 53% 62% 20,000 Tacoma K-12 Enrollment # on Free or Reduced Lunch 15,000 10,000 5,000 0 2003 2011http://www.k12.wa.us/ChildNutrition/Reports/ParticipationReport2011.aspx
  • 5. Why?Free & Reduced Price Lunch (F&RPL)  62% (18,380) of Tacoma students on F&RPL program Source: Free & Reduced Price Lunch income requirement: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-03-23/pdf/2012-7036.pdf Tacoma data: http://www.k12.wa.us/ChildNutrition/Reports/ParticipationReport2011.aspx
  • 6. The Impact College Bound Scholarship in Tacoma 2015 2016 2017 2012 2013 2014 (Current (Current (Current8th grader – have (Graduated (Current H.S. (Current H.S. H.S. H.S. until June 30, 2012 to Expected Graduation Year Spring 2012) Senior) Junior) Sophomore) Freshman) apply to College Bound) TOTAL Number of Estimated Eligible College Bound Students* 1,006 1,101 1,096 829 1,100 1,063 6195 College Bound Students (eligible students who pledged to be College Bound) 673 747 961 1,109 1,367** 771** 5628 % of Total Eligible that are College Bound 67% 68% 88% 100%*** 100%*** 73% 91% Total number of College Bound Students in Tacoma Public Schools 5,628* Estimated eligible numbers based on FRPL numbers reported to OSPI fall of students’ 7th grade year**College Bound numbers based on APPLIED application data provided by Washington Student Achievement Council on June 26, 2012*** In certain cases, rates might exceed 100% because more income eligible students sign up by the end of the eighth grade. When rates exceed 100%,we have recoded data to 100%.
  • 7. ResultsScholarships Scholarships Awarded to Tacoma High School Students 1,800 1,648 1,500 1,200 900 600 300 0 Scholarship data based on CSF census May 1, 2012.
  • 8. ResultsScholarships Bachelors Degrees Earned by Tacoma High School Students 600 538 500 *341 enrolled in spring 2012. . 400 300 200 100 0 Degree data based on National Student Clearinghouse data request August 2012.
  • 9. ResultsScholarships Financial Aid Disbursed to Tacoma High School Students & Tacoma Area Colleges Tacoma Area Colleges Tacoma High School Students $35,000,000 $28,967,921 $30,000,000 $25,000,000 $20,000,000 $15,865,524 $15,000,000 $10,000,000 $5,000,000 $- Scholarship data based on CSF census May 1, 2012.
  • 10. Results Students Served 2011-2012Staff Staff # Schools Students ServedCollege Prep Advisors 4 Foss, Lincoln, Mt. 383 Tahoma, Stadium, and WilsonHERO Advisors 2 Foss, Lincoln, Mt. Tacoma, Wilson, 211 and First Creek MSAmeriCorps Coaches 4 First Creek, Baker, Jason Lee, and 1008 Gray Middle Schools Total Students Served 1602 3434 additional students served via classroom presentations, assemblies and one-on-one supports.
  • 11. Results HERO Students in Tacoma Tacoma School District High School Graduation Rate HERO Students (n=197 matched records) Low-Income Students All Students 120% Extended Graduation Rate 96% 98% 100% 100% 87% 75% 78% 76% 78% 80% 69% 66% 67% 67% 60% 40% 20% 0% 2008 2009 2010 2011 Expected High School Graduation YearData Sources:• Students who participated in the HERO program in the 10th grade from Foss, Lincoln, Mount Tahoma, Stadium and Wilson high schools and were expected to graduate high school in 2008, 2009, 2010 or 2011 are included. Of these 308 records in CSF Education Edge data system, 197 (64%) were matched with data from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) or National Student Clearinghouse (e.g., college enrollment data) to determine high school graduation status. Since the date of high school graduation is indeterminable for most student records, we compare HERO students to the Extended Graduation Rate to ensure a fair comparison.• Tacoma School District Extended Graduation Rates for Low-Income Students and All Students from OSPI Graduation and Dropout Statistics, District Level Results, Columns AF (Extended): http://www.k12.wa.us/DataAdmin/default.aspx (accessed 9/14/12).
  • 12. ResultsGraduation Rate of Achiever Scholars Tacoma Achievers Scholars Class of 2012 School Graduation Rate of Scholars Foss 96% Lincoln 100% Mt. Tahoma 97% Stadium 92% Wilson 93% Total 96%