ERIC Number: ED393909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Nevada Public School Dropouts, School Year 1993-94.
Smith, David Lawson
This report is the sixth in a series of annual reports identifying the number of students who drop out of Nevada schools during the course one school year, in this case, the 1993-94 school year. Data were derived from school records, and information from every public school with grades 7 through 12 included. Some 5,950 individuals dropped out of public high schools in Nevada, resulting in an overall dropout rate of 9.6%. Compared to the previous year, the number of dropouts rose by 24% and the dropout rate increased by 1.4%. Seven hundred seventy-three students (4.5%) dropped out in the ninth grade; 1,099 (6.8%) dropped out in the tenth grade; 1,694 (11.2%) dropped out in the eleventh grade; and 2,384 (17.6%) dropped out in the twelfth grade. Slightly more males than females dropped out of school. Asian/Pacific Islanders had the lowest dropout rate (7.9%), and Hispanics had the highest rate at 15.7%. Rates for other ethnic groups were: (1) Whites, 8.1%; (2) Blacks, 12%; and (3) American Indians and Alaskan Natives, 13.8%. Overall dropout rates for individual districts varied from a low of 0.7% to 11.9%. An appendix presents tables of dropout rates by ethnicity and gender. (Contains three tables, two appendix tables, five figures, and nine references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: American Indians, Annual Reports, Asian Americans, Blacks, Comparative Analysis, Dropout Rate, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Educational Trends, Ethnic Groups, High School Students, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Pacific Americans, Public Schools, School Districts, Sex Differences, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City.