ERIC Number: ED328600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Births, Selected Grade Comparisons, High School Graduates, and Number Entering College for the State and the Counties, 1961 through 1996. Statistical Report Series.
Ward-Besser, Gail; Hearn, Cynthia A.
State and county estimates of basic statistics relevant to educational planning in South Carolina are presented. The report includes actual and projected counts for grades 9 and 12, as well as actual and projected counts of first grade membership, high school graduates, and graduates who enter a college degree program. Enrollment figures have been replaced by average daily membership counts, and all projected grade counts are based on average daily membership. Membership projections are calculated using the cohort survival method incorporating 5 years of historical membership data. The 57,239 reported live births in 1989 represented the largest count recorded since 1963. There were 663 fewer first-grade students in 1989-90 (56,178) than in 1988-89. In 1989, about 68% of the first-graders of 1977-78 graduated. The 12th-grade graduation rate was about 95% in 1988-89, as compared to 94% in 1978-79. Forty-seven pages of tables provide data concerning births, selected grade comparisons, high school graduates, and number entering college for the state as a whole and 46 counties. (SLD)
Descriptors: Birth Rate, College Bound Students, Comparative Analysis, County School Districts, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Projections, Estimation (Mathematics), High School Graduates, Higher Education, Population Trends, School Districts, School Statistics, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Office of Research.
Identifiers: South Carolina