A Texas school district has postponed graduation after 85% of students failed to meet the requirements to receive their diploma.
Students at Marlin High School took a ‘victory’ lap on Wednesday and had been preparing for graduation later in the week, when Marlin ISD Superintendent Darryl Henson announced that just five out of 33 students would be eligible to pass following an internal audit of attendance, grades and credits. Seniors in the school’s alternative education program were not included in the tally, NPR reports.
School officials worked with students over the weekend and this week to help an additional 12 students resolve missing credits and other issues as of Wednesday evening, Henson said. But the district opted to call off the ceremony until more than those 17 students can graduate.
The announcement was made via the school’s Facebook page on Wednesday.
According to GreatSchools.org, Marlin High School has a 2/10 rating.
Just 12% of low-income and underserved students graduate prepared for college, while 37% of all other students are considered ‘ready.’…