ERIC Number: ED311134
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Graduates, Dropouts, and Transfers in the Los Angeles Unified School District, 1985-86. Publication No. 514.
Renfroe, William; And Others
This document comprises a report on the number of students in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) who graduated, dropped out, or transferred during the 1985-86 school term. Students covered include 42,661 who dropped out of secondary schools, 58,233 in secondary schools who transferred from one school to another, and 25,067 who graduated from high school in June 1986. Data from student records and district reports were analyzed according to ethnicity, gender, grade, age, and type of school. The following findings are discussed: (1) the number and percentage of twelfth graders who graduated; (2) the differences in graduation rates analyzed by ethnicity, gender, and type of school; (3) the number of junior high students who dropped out analyzed by gender, age, grade, and ethnicity; (4) the number of senior high students who dropped out analyzed by gender, age, type of school, grade, and ethnicity; (5) the reasons why students dropped out; (6) the number of junior high students who transferred analyzed by gender, grade, and ethnicity; and (7) the number of senior high students who transferred, analyzed by type of school, grade, and ethnicity. Areas for future research are suggested. Statistical data are included on 11 graphs. The appendices comprise the following material: (1) 15 tables of statistical data; (2) a copy of the transfer record form; and (3) lists of reasons for leaving school as a transfer or dropout. A list of 12 references is also appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA. Research and Evaluation Branch.