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Logan Graduates Attend College at Higher Rate Than County, State Averages

According to the latest California Department of Education report, Logan has an 83.2 percent college-going rate

From the New Haven Unified School District

A higher percentage of graduates enroll in a college or university than in Alameda County in general or in the state as a whole – and the trend holds regardless of ethnicity, race, socioeconomics, language or disabilities –  according to data released yesterday by the California Department of Education.

Data from the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) was matched with postsecondary enrollment data from the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC). According to the results, 83.2 percent of Logan graduates in 2008-09 – the most recent data available – enrolled in a postsecondary institution in the United States. The college-going rate was 70.9 percent in Alameda County and 74.4 percent in the state as a whole.

“This is very encouraging and very exciting news,” New Haven Unified School District Superintendent Kari McVeigh said. “It validates the work being done by our students and their parents as well as our teachers and the classified employees and administrators who support them, not only at Logan but at our elementary schools and middle schools, too.”

Just as encouraging, McVeigh pointed out, is that Logan graduates outpaced their county and state counterparts in every subgroup.

Among Hispanic or Latino students, for example, 75.2 percent of Logan graduates enrolled in a college or university, compared to 55.8 percent in the county and 65.9 percent in the state. Among African-American students, 79.3 percent of Logan graduates enrolled in a college or university, compared to 58 percent in the county and 77.9 percent in the state.  The trend also held among whites (84.3, 79.1, 79.1), Asians (86.3, 79.7, 85.7) and Pacific Islanders (89.7, 67.3, 69.8).

In addition, among students defined as socioeconomically disadvantaged, 82.2 percent of Logan graduates enrolled in a college or university, compared to 56.5 percent in the county and 68.5 percent in the state. Among English learners, 71.1 percent of Logan graduates were enrolled, compared to 44.5 percent in the county and 52.2 percent in the state. And among students with disabilities, 75.7 percent of Logan graduates were enrolled, compared to 60.4 percent in the county and 62 percent in the state.

Superintendent McVeigh also pointed out that, over the past two years, virtually every graduate of the District’s continuation high school, , has enrolled in either a community college or at a four-year school.

“We’ve succeeded in establishing a college-going culture in New Haven,” Ms. McVeigh said, “and we’re looking forward to the challenge of helping that culture grow.”

Zinn October 07, 2011 at 06:09 PM
I'll say this about James Logan; their English department is second to none. My kid entered UCSC in 2010 and had to do a lot of writing for her courses. She is an Anthro major. Her writing stood out among virtually all the other students and received straight A's her Freshman year.. She attributed it to the excellent writing skill development taught by the English Dept at James Logan. Writing is such an important tool. It is so necessary for a multitude of academia requirements..
Peggy October 07, 2011 at 07:57 PM
I must agree with you. By the time my kids graduated from Logan they could write a thesis in their sleep. So important for college and for organizing your thoughts in general.

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