ERIC Number: ED225060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Summary Report on Dropouts: Reasons for Dropping, Percent of Absences, Transfers, and HPM/ADM Ratio Graphs, 1981-82. Research Services Report No. 55:08:82/83:502.
Phoenix Union High School District, AZ. Research Services.
During the past several years the Phoenix Union High School has experienced a phenomenal decline in enrollment and a high dropout rate. To focus on enrollment statistics, number of dropouts, causes for dropping out, number of dropouts by race, percent of absences, and transfers, computerized data received from district high schools were analyzed. Some of the results showed that poor attendance was cited as the main reason for dropping out. Hispanics comprised the greatest percentage of dropouts, i.e., 25%. Orientals had the lowest number enrolled and the fewest number of dropouts within the minority category. Student plans after withdrawal were largely unknown; many students were unable to be contacted; of those who were contacted, "undecided" was their most common answer as to future plans. Numerous statistical tables are provided to illustrate the findings. (JAC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phoenix Union High School District, AZ. Research Services.