ERIC Number: ED417212
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Summary of Attendance, Maryland Public Schools, 1996-97.
Maryland State Dept. of Education. Baltimore. Div. of Planning, Results and Information Management.
The information in this document is a summary of school-level data on attendance submitted by each Maryland public school system. Since 1991 the overall percent average daily attendance has risen slightly from 92.6% in 1992 to 93.4% in 1996 and 1997. The rate of increase is mirrored at elementary and secondary school levels. The percent attendance range among the state's 24 school systems is from 88.6% to 95.5%. The number of students who drop out of high school continues to be of great concern to both the educational and business sectors. In 1997, 4.7%, or 10,944 of the students enrolled in grades 9 through 12 in Maryland public schools dropped out of school. The percentage of dropouts among the 24 school systems ranged from a low of 1.25% to a high of 13.49%. In 1993, the dropout rate was 5.36%. Since that time the rate dropped slightly, only to rise slightly between 1996 and 1997. Fifteen tables present information about attendance in the state's public schools, including information about transfers into and out of school systems. Tables 12 through 15 give information, including race and ethnicity, about students who complete high school in Maryland. (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education. Baltimore. Div. of Planning, Results and Information Management.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland