A document being circulated shows Promise readiness levels.
At Oliver only 22% of 9th grade students have the 2.5 GPA and 90% attendance levels necessary for the Pgh Promise, but this school is planned to be the site of an "early college" program.
At Carrick 26% of 9th graders meet the requirements, about the same as at Peabody (24%). Westinghouse is at the bottom with 13% but many Peabody students will be folded into Westinghouse (albeit a "new" Westinghouse). Even at Allderdice only 53% meet the requirements. Brashear is at 49%, Perry is at 37% and Langley is at 34%.
These students have been reminded about the Promise repeatedly since 7th grade. It would be interesting to see if the percentage of 9th grade students with a 2.5 or higher GPA and 90% attendance has changed since the Promise was put into place (keeping in mind that the new 50% rule is making it easier to reach a 2.5 GPA).