Kamary Adams Stokes has had a rocky road to his senior year of high school. He’s now 20.
Adams Stokes, who lives in Hyde Park, was expelled from Charles Sumner Elementary School in Roslindale for fighting. He went to the McKinley, a Boston school for students with special needs, then to an alternative school in Walpole, then back to the McKinley for high school, where he eventually dropped out in October 2017.
While the data from the 2017-2018 school year isn’t yet available, nearly 700 students dropped out of Boston Public Schools during the 2016-2017 school year, according to the most recent data from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Adam Stokes said his tipping point for dropping out was being taught addition — again — when he was in the 10th grade.