She has one more goal: to make sure her brother stays in school.
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Here's what happened to the 1,087 freshmen who entered Birmingham High in the fall of 2001:
From: Birmingham: 425*
Other traditional schools: 110
Nontraditional** schools: 47
Did not graduate: 224
Status unknown: 281
* In addition to these students, the graduating class included students who transferred to Birmingham
** Includes a variety of alternative programs, such as vocational schools, continuation schools and independent study programs that provide more personal instruction
The transfer students
Three hundred and fifty-eight students are known to have transferred from Birmingham. With each transfer, the chance of graduation grew slimmer.
|other schools||Number of||Percent who|
|4 or more||5||0|