If you live in South Los Angeles and attend Jefferson High School, you have less than a 50 percent chance of graduating from the 12th grade . . . assuming you make it to the ninth grade at all. If you attend school at Crenshaw, the chances of finishing high school are 50/50.
Those stats on the likelihood of graduating, come from a report recently released by the California Department of Education that examines the drop-out rate for students in grades nine through 12 during the 2006-07 academic year.