ERIC Number: ED297077
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
High School Dropouts 1986-87. District Report.
The district dropout rate for the Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) for school year 1986-87 was 8.03 percent. Because the New Mexico State Department of Education changed the categories for reporting the reason why a student dropped out, it is difficult to compare this figure to the 1985-86 rate. At the end of every school year the State Department of Education requires that each diploma-granting high school in the state complete and submit a High School Dropout Report. Information provided in the report must include the following: (1) number of high school dropouts at each grade level, categorized by gender, ethnicity, and reason for dropping out; and (2) the 180-day membership at each grade level, categorized by gender and ethnicity. Analysis of the data includes the following: (1) the dropout rates by ethnic group were: White, 6.95 percent; Black, 8.47 percent; Hispanic, 9.61 percent; Native American, 9.68 percent; and Asian and others, 6.18 percent; (2) dropout rates for ninth through twelfth grades were 6.54 percent, 8.51 percent, 9.46 percent, and 7.72 percent, respectively; and (3) males dropped out at a rate of 7.99 percent, while females dropped out at a rate of 7.98 percent. Statistical data are reported on 7 tables and 6 graphs. (FMW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Albuquerque Public Schools, NM. Planning, Research and Accountability.