ERIC Number: ED317565
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Nevada Public High School Dropouts. School Year 1988-89.
This is the first in a series of annual reports presenting information on the number of students who dropout of Nevada high schools. The report, covering the 1988-89 school year, is based on a count of dropouts, made each school year by the Nevada State Department of Education. Changes made in the student accounting regulations in January 1988 altered the classification of students who withdraw from school to include more reasons for withdrawal. Results indicate that during the 1988-89 school year: (1) 9.5% of (4,780) the state's high school students dropped out before the school year ended and did not show up in school the following year; (2) Hispanic (13.5%) and Black (12.1%) youth accounted for the largest percentage of dropouts, followed by American Indians (10.6%), Whites (9.0%), and Asians (6.3%); and (3) more girls (52.1%) than boys (47.9%) dropped out of high school. Two bar graphs and six tables provide enrollment and dropout data by school district, grade, race/ethnicity, sex, and reason for withdrawal. (TJH)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City. Planning, Research and Evaluation Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada