ERIC Number: ED465948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
School District of the City of Saginaw Dropout Study, 2000-2001.
Claus, Richard N.
The School District of the City of Saginaw (Michigan) has annually reported on the rate and nature of the dropout population; this dropout report is the eleventh edition of the state defined generation of dropout reports. One hundred and fourteen, or 5% of Saginaw's 2,292 students in grades 9-12, terminated their high school education between September 2000 and September 2001. This rate represents a 1.6% increase in the dropout rate from the previous years rate of 3.4%. The current reported results noted the following: (1) system wide, the number and percent of male dropouts were approximately 1.7 times that of females; (2) the number and percent of dropouts were largest at grade 9 and smallest at grade 12; (3) Black students comprised the largest enrollment group and the second largest group dropping out (35.1% of all dropouts), while Hispanic and White students had higher dropout rates in comparison to their district enrollments; (4) the most frequently cited reason given for dropping out was lack of interest. Eight appendixes present the dropout retention summary report for 2000-2001, the pupil head count report, and data. Thirteen tables present data. (GCP)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI.