A study by Education Trust-West, an Oakland-based organization focused on issues faced by minorities and low-income youths, determined that African American and Latino ninth-grade students from the Class of 2010 heading to college trailed white and Asian students by up to 30 percent. The rates for low-income students were similar, according to the O.C. Register.
Out of the nine schools in Santa Ana Unified that served high proportions of Latino students, two – Saddleback High and Valley High, had graduation rates and college-going rates under the state averages, according to The Orange County Register’s review of the same state data. Continue reading