Quite a few more did not graduate: the school report card shows a four-year cohort graduation rate of 70.8% for students with disabilities, and I did a quick backward calculation to form the estimate of 1,275 non-graduates shown above.
There are some other ways to state this problem. We can say that 23% of graduates with disabilities were college or career ready, compared to 65% of graduates without such disabilities. Or we can say that about 16% of students with disabilities who started high school in 2010 graduated college and career ready four years later, compared to 58% of their classmates without disabilities.
Still, it's the simplest number that seems most haunting: only 699 were ready.
--Posted by Susan Perkins Weston