Wakefield Graduation Rate Well Above State Average

Rate of 2011 graduating seniors comparable to or above most area communities.

Wakefield ranks far above the statewide average when it comes to high school graduation rates, according to data from the state department of education.

In a table on the state DOE website, Wakefield had a 93.1% high school graduation rate in 2011.

Elsewhere on the North Shore, Masconomet had a 99.1% rate, trailing only three charter schools that each had 100% rates. Neighboring Lynnfield also scored high statewide with a 97.2% rating.

For 2011, Wakefield had a 3% dropout rate while 1.7% of graduating students got their GED, out of a total of 231 students in the class.

In contrast, some districts such as New Bedford, Lawrence and Chelsea only had about half of their students graduate last year. In Massachusetts, the statewide high school graduation rate for 2011 was 83.4% with a 7.2% dropout rate.

Nearby, North Reading had a 91.8% graduation rate last year, Reading was 95.9%,  Melrose was 90.9%, Stoneham was 88.6%, Peabody was 80.8%, and Saugus was 79.4%.

The full table with all districts’ information can be viewed here.


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