In New York City, only about 6 of 10 students graduate from high school in four years. When it comes to African-American students, that number drops to 5 of 10. There are some high schools that are beating the odds by a long shot, especially among their African-American students.
This multiple-bar graph shows the six high schools with the highest four-year graduation rates for African-American students in the class of 2009, the latest data available from the Department of Education.
Read the graph, then click the school bus beneath the name of each school to learn more about what makes each so special.