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ERIC Number: ED393909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City.
Identifiers: Nevada