ERIC Number: ED366895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Dropout Study 1991-92. Evaluation Report.
Claus, Richard N.; Quimper, Barry E.
This report presents the dropout rate for students in grades 9 through 12 in the School District of the City of Saginaw (Michigan) for the 1991-1992 academic year. Student enrollment and dropout data are presented for each junior high and high school in the district, showing that 128 (4.4%) of the 2,906 secondary school students in grades 9-12 dropped out prior to graduation. Dropout data are presented and discussed by gender, by grade, by age, by racial/ethnic background, and by reason for dropping out. A summary section notes that: (1) the dropout rate of 4.4% represents a decrease in the dropout rate from the 1990-1991 rate of 6.6%; (2) approximately 59% of dropouts were males; (3) 48.4% of dropouts were high school seniors, while only 5.5% were ninth graders; (4) 18-year-olds comprised the largest group of dropouts by age; (5) black students comprised the largest enrollment group and the largest group dropping out (71.1%); (6) the percent of Hispanic dropouts was slightly greater than their percentage of district enrollment; and (7) the most frequently cited reason for dropping out was lack of interest. Recommendations, based on these findings, are presented. Relevant tables and data forms are appended. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.