ERIC Number: ED330765
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Data Profile District Summary. December 1989. Report 89-9.
Seattle Public Schools, WA.
This report summarizes 1988-89 statistical data on student characteristics and educational outcomes for the Seattle (Washington) Public School District. Information is reported for the entire district, by racial group, and by type of school. The following demographic characteristics are reported: (1) 45.1 percent of the students are white and 54.9 percent of the students are non-white; (2) nearly 44 percent of the students do not live with both parents; (3) fewer high school students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches than elementary school or middle school students; (4) 9 percent of the bilingual students are limited-English-proficient; and (5) 8.1 percent of the students are enrolled in special education. The following student outcome measures are reported: (1) graduation rates vary considerably among ethnic groups; (2) academic grades awarded within each ethnic group vary widely; (3) overall grade point averages differ greatly among ethnic groups; (4) achievement test scores vary considerably from ethnic group to ethnic group and grade level to grade level; (5) high school students showed the strongest achievement gains over the last year; (6) substantially higher percentages of non-white students scored below the 25th percentile on achievement tests than white students; (7) absenteeism increases in the second semester; (8) suspensions increased over the last year and expulsions remained steady; (9) the number of students below grade level declined over the last year; and (10) the dropout rate is increasing. Statistical data are presented in 71 tables and 11 graphs. (FMW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, High School Students, Middle Schools, Minority Groups, Outcomes of Education, Racial Differences, School Demography, School Statistics, Student Characteristics, Urban Schools, White Students
Seattle Public Schools, 815 Fourth Ave. North, Seattle, Washington 98109 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Seattle Public Schools, WA.
Identifiers: Seattle Public Schools WA; Washington (Seattle)