Graduation Speech : High Risk Essay

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It’s expected for students to fall back academically during summer break. This is typically the norm for students have three months off. What about the time students spend in the classroom? Every year there are students who fall behind academically during the school year. Sub-cultured students are the ones at high risk. The achievement gap is identified as the disparity in academic growth between groups of students (Achievement Gap, 2011). For this in-depth look into the achievement gap, Monson is identified as the rural district, Brockton as urban, and Norwood as suburban. Monson is a rural town located in Hampden County. The 2010 census reported Monson’s total population of 8,560. On June 1, 2011, downtown Monson was hit with a tornado. The tornado tore through homes and historical buildings. The town still continues to recover from the effects of that day. Monson’s school district has three schools: an elementary school, middle school, and high school. According to the Department of Education and Secondary Education (DESE) website, the total student population in Monson was 1,042 during the 2015-2016 school year (2016). The town of Norwood is located in Norfolk County. According to the 2010 census, the population of Norwood was 30,602 with a student population of 3, 452 in the 2015-2016 school year (DESE, 2016). Brockton belongs to Plymouth County with a total population of 93,180 according to the 2010 census. The total number of students who attended Brockton’s

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