Literacy Statistics

Literacy Statistics that Whole Phonics is dedicated to addressing:

  • Two-thirds of our nations’ children do not enter the fourth grade reading at a proficient level, and 82% of those children are from low income families.
  • One-third of dyslexic students become so frustrated in school that they give up and leave high school without graduating.
  • Four out of five children from communities of color are not reading at a proficient level.
  • Eighty-five per cent of children in juvenile detention are illiterate.
  • One in four children grow up not knowing how to read at a functional level.