ERIC Number: ED372162
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Dropout Data Report and Program Summary, 1992-93.
North Carolina State Dept. of Mental Health, Raleigh.
This report provides statistical information on the characteristics of students who dropped out of North Carolina public schools during the 1992-93 academic year. Statistical data are provided for each of the state's local education agencies in the areas of number of dropouts and dropout rates, as well as demographic data and dropout comparisons between gender and race. Among the data it is shown that: (1) most dropout occurrences were in grades 9 and 10, constituting more than 60 percent of the total dropouts; (2) slightly more than 60 percent of dropouts in grades 1 through 12 were White, whereas Blacks accounted for 30.21 percent; (3) males across all races had higher dropout rates than females; (4) slightly more than 69 percent of dropouts had been enrolled in the general curriculum, whereas approximately 13 percent had been enrolled in an exceptional children's program; (5) the highest percentages of dropouts also possessed the lowest scores in achievement tests--nearly 75 percent scored lower than the 50th percentile; and (6) the most common reasons for dropping out, constituting nearly 54 percent of the total, were academic problems and choosing work over school. Program summary data, including information relevant to dropout prevention, conclude the report. (GLR)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Mental Health, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina