ERIC Number: ED458222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Dropout Rate Study, 1999-2000: Annual Dropout Rates in Arizona Public Schools, Grades Seven through Twelve.
This study addresses Arizona dropout rates for individual schools, school districts, counties, and the state categorized by grade, gender, and ethnicity. In addition, the data include actual student enrollment and dropout counts. Dropout rates are reported for grades 7 through 12 based on a calendar year that begins the first day of summer recess and ends the last day of school. Because Arizona law allows districts 5 years to amend their data, enrollment data reported by districts may not necessarily agree with the enrollment data reported. The total statewide student enrollment for the academic year 1999-2000 was 366,000 students in grades 7 through 12, including those students in upgraded high school classes. Of those students, 30,545 dropped out by the end of the school year, resulting in a statewide dropout rate of 8.3%. When compared to dropout rates from previous years, this rate does not represent significant change. Males were more likely to drop out than females, and American Indians had the highest dropout rate of any ethnic group, followed by Hispanic American students. Appendixes discuss the comparability of Arizona rates to those of other states, and provide high school and elementary school cross references for school data. (SLD)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Black Students, Counties, Dropout Rate, Enrollment, Hispanic American Students, School Districts, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Sex Differences, Tables (Data), Whites
For full text: http://www.ade.az.gov/ResearchPolicy/DropoutInfo/Default. htm.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. Research and Policy Div.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona