ERIC Number: ED405394
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Schooling in Cleveland's Low-Income Neighborhoods: Locations, Enrollment & Performance.
Chow, Julian; Coulton, Claudia J.
Fifteen of the lowest-income neighborhoods in Cleveland (Ohio) are the focus of this report, which is concerned with the schooling of students in these 15 neighborhoods. These areas encompass most of the traditional, new, and emerging poverty areas identified in a previous report. Sixty public and 22 private and Catholic schools are examined in this consideration of enrollment, dropout rates, and academic achievement in the neighborhoods. The public school enrollment is widely different among the neighborhoods, and enrollment in nonpublic schools is not distributed randomly across them. High school dropout rates are uniformly high throughout the public schools in all neighborhoods. Results on standardized reading and mathematics tests seldom exceed the national midpoint throughout the neighborhoods. The analysis suggests that the differences seen among the 15 neighborhoods are complicated by the fact that many children attend many different schools in many different places. Clearly no single model or approach can be applied to all neighborhoods. Three tables present overall findings, and an appendix contains 15 tables with dropout and school-performance data for each of the 15 neighborhoods. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; Cleveland Foundation, OH.
Authoring Institution: Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH. Center for Urban Poverty and Social Change.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio (Cleveland)