Monday, November 26, 2007

Dropout Factories

In an article in the Christian Science Monitor, "A plan to fix 'dropout factories'" --
More students will stay if school is harder, safer, and more relevant.

Read the article HERE.

How do we in Charles County fair? Not to shabby if you use the states formula. :)

The percentage of students dropping out of school in grades 9 through 12 in a single year. The number and percentage of students who leave school for any reason, except death, before graduation or completion of a Maryland approved educational program and who are not known to enroll in another school or state-approved program during the current school year. The year is defined as July through June and includes students dropping out over the summer and students dropping out of evening high school and other alternative programs.

The dropout rate is computed by dividing the number of dropouts by the total number of students in grades 9 - 12 served by the school.

Note: Students who re-enter school during the same year in which they dropped out of school are not counted as dropouts.

Reported since November 1990: System and State levels.
Reported since November 1991: School.

Additional information may be found on the School Improvement in Maryland Web site at and the Maryland State Department of Education Web site at .

2007 2.73
2006 3.37
2005 3.45
2004 3.67
2003 2.94
2002 3.19
2001 3.34
2000 4.02
1999 3.45
1998 4.35
1997 4.06
1996 3.29
1995 3.43
1994 3.67
1993 3.17

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