ERIC Number: ED433596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Texas Public School Dropouts, 1995-96 Report.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
This report provides dropout information for Texas schools during the 1995-96 school year. Included in the report are historical dropout information; a summary of dropout rates based on school district characteristics; a listing of dropout rates broken down by county, district, and campus; and national comparative data. The total number of dropouts reported for the 1995-96 school year was 29,207. This represents a 1.8 percent annual dropout rate for the year. The estimated longitudinal dropout rate of 10.1 percent remained fairly constant. An examination of the characteristics of 1995-96 dropouts and their education programs reveal that over 80 percent are overage for grade. Males dropped out at slightly higher rates than females, and Hispanics made up the greatest proportion of this year's dropouts. The largest number of dropouts and the largest dropout rate were found at the ninth-grade level. Urban school districts with large student enrollments and other central city districts had the highest dropout rates. Districts with lower student performance on the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) test also reflected higher dropout rates compared to high-performing districts. School districts that maintained above-average operating costs per pupil had lower dropout rates, although the lowest spending districts did not have the highest dropout rates. (Contains over 70 pages of quantitative data and 20 references.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Dropout Rate, Dropouts, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, State Surveys, Student Attrition, Tables (Data)
Texas Education Agency, P.O. Box 13817, Austin, TX 78711-3817. Tel: 512-463-9744; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas