Male Black students in Georgia in 2009/10 graduated at higher rates than in 2007/8 as did male White non-Latino students. The gap between them narrowed slightly. The rates for all male students were below the national averages for that group. The increase in Georgia’s Black male graduation rate had a positive effect on the national average for that group.
The Benchmark for graduation rates of Black male students for states enrolling more than 10,000 Black students is 84% (Arizona). The Benchmark for states with at least one district enrolling more than 10,000 Black male students is New Jersey (63%).
|Jurisdiction||Male Grad Rates 2009/10||Male Grad Rates 2007/08||Change|
|Black Males||Latino Males||White Males||Black Males||White Males||Black||White|
NAEP 8th Grade Reading results for Georgia are at the national average for Black male students and below national averages for male Latino and White non-Latino students.
|Jurisdiction||Black Males||Latino Males||White Males||GAP White/Black||GAP White/Latino|
Percentages of Black, Latino and White Non-Latino Male Students At Each Achievement Level, Reading, Grade 8, 2011
NAEP 8th Grade Mathematics results for Georgia are below national averages for Black and White non-Latino male students and above national averages for male Latino students.
|Jurisdiction||Black||Latino||White non-Latino||GAP White/Black||GAP White/Latino|
Percentages of Black, Latino and White Non-Latino Male Students At Each Achievement Level, Mathematics, Grade 8, 2011
The Benchmark for Black male students in 8th Grade Reading is Connecticut, with 19% of Black male students scoring at or above Proficient.
The Benchmark for 8th Grade Mathematics is Massachusetts, with 26% of Black male students scoring at or above Proficient.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has not yet made out-of-school suspension data disaggregated by gender available at the state level for 2009/10. The Center for Civil Rights Remedies at The Civil Rights Project has calculated combined male and female percentages from the OCR samples.
|State||Black Males||Latino Males||White Males||Black/White Ratio||Latino/White Ratio|
From: Losen, Daniel J. and Jonathan Gillispie. Opportunities Suspended: The Disparate Impact of Disciplinary Exclusion from School. The Center for Civil Rights Remedies at The Civil Rights Project, August 2012. Source: CRDC, 2009-2010 (numbers from national sample rounded to one decimal).