ERIC Number: ED251577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Students in New York City Public Schools, 1970-1981. Discussion of Data.
New York City Board of Education, NY.
Seventeen tables of statistical data on students in New York City Public Schools are provided for the years 1970-81. The data are briefly discussed under seven categories. (1) Enrollment: from 1971-72 to 1981-82, enrollment in the public school system declined by 19.5%, most of the decline being in elementary school enrollments. A considerable decline in intermediate/junior high and high schools began in the mid-1970's, however. (2) Pupil ethnicity: Whites, the largest group of students in 1970, were the third largest by 1981. Blacks became the largest group in 1972. Hispanics became the second largest group in 1978. (3) Pupil Attendance: attendance rates are generally stable. (4) Test Results: the trend shows that elementary and junior high school students have come closer to the national average. (5) Promotions: promotion rates in elementary, intermediate, and junior high schools have been declining over the past decade. (6) Graduates: the change in the number of graduates is generally consistent with the change in enrollment. (7) Dropout Rates in High Schools: these should be assessed with caution, as data have been only partially audited, and the method of collecting the information has changed over the years. (RDN)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)