ERIC Number: ED377264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Dropout and Migration Statistics: District of Columbia Public Schools. School Year 1991-92.
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Research Branch.
The annual dropout and migration statistics report of the District of Columbia public schools reflects the guidelines, definitions, and tracking procedures of the District schools. School year 1991-92 was the third year of implementation of the present dropout-accounting system. The report contains dropout and migration statistics for student leavers in secondary grades only. The systemwide dropout rate for grades 7-12 was 8.23 percent, which reflected a slight decline from the previous school year. In proportion to their membership totals, Hispanic students had the highest dropout rate and were followed by African Americans, although the 1991-92 figures represent a dramatic decline in the dropout rate for Hispanic students that was due primarily to shifts in the adult-age population of Hispanic students. Male students dropped out at a slightly higher rate than female students. Slightly more than one-quarter of the students were below the legal dropout age. The dropout rate was highest for students in alternative schools. The out-of-city migration rate was 2.04 percent, which represents a slight decline from the previous year. Five tables present rates and statistics. An appendix provides supplemental information on rates and on the individual public schools. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Cohort Analysis, Dropout Rate, Dropouts, Educational Mobility, Educational Trends, Minority Groups, Prediction, Public Schools, School Holding Power, School Statistics, Secondary Education, Student Attrition, Tables (Data), Transfer Students, Trend Analysis, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Research Branch.