ERIC Number: ED329566
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Dropout Report. 1989-90.
The school-year and annual dropout counts for high schools in the Austin (Texas) Independent School District are summarized for the past 7 years, 1983-84 through 1989-90, and for grades 7 and 8 for the past 6 years. Also reported are the current status of entering ninth graders of 1983-84 through 1989-90, and of the entering seventh graders of 1984-85 through 1989-90. Overall, the 1989-90 annual high school dropout rate (10%) was the lowest in 7 years, with Hispanics (14%) and Whites (6.3%) having the lowest rates for the period, and Blacks having the highest rate (12.8%) for the last 7 years. The junior high school dropout rate (5.5%) was the lowest in the past 6 years for every ethnic group except American Indians. As of October 1990, 25.4% of the students who entered the ninth grade for the first time in 1986-87 had dropped out. This rate for the class of 1990 was lower than that of the four preceding classes. Four-year dropout rates for the 1986-87 entering cohort were lowest for Whites at 20% and highest for American Indians at 36.4%, with 20.2% for Asians, 28.1% for Blacks, and 33.1% for Hispanics. The 1988-89 cohort of first-time seventh graders had the lowest dropout rate (7.0%) of the four cohorts being tracked. Forty-seven figures provide specific dropout information. Attachments contain 12 tables on specific cohorts. (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.