High School Dropout Study

1 decade 1 year 4 months ago Tuesday, October 30 2007 Oct 30, 2007 Tuesday, October 30, 2007 4:36:46 AM CDT October 30, 2007 in News
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WASHINGTON (AP) - About 12 percent of the nation's high schools are labeled a "Dropout Factory," according to an analysis done by Johns Hopkins University for The Associated Press. Those are schools where no more than 60 percent of students who start as freshmen make it to their senior year. Just 4.4 percent of Missouri high schools fall into that category, or 20 out of 458 regular or vocational high schools. There are about 1,700 such high schools nationwide that fit that description. In neighboring Kansas, just 2.5 percent of high schools fall into that category, or seven out of 280 regular or vocational high schools.

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