DCPS statistics on middle school students are really depressing
D.C. Public Schools chancellor Kaya Henderson and other officials met with the D.C. Council this afternoon and presented some disturbing facts. Here's a few of them, courtesy of DCist:
— 9.7 percent of DCPS eighth graders say they have attempted suicide
— 18.4 percent of middle school students have missed classes because they didn't feel safe traveling to school
— 13.9 percent of middle schoolers were afraid of being beaten up at some point in the last year
— 15 percent of middle schoolers were members of a gang or crew in the last year
— Around 40 percent of ninth graders repeat the grade, with one in three failing algebra
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