13 Aug '11, 5am

More Than 17,000 Eighth Graders Drop Out in California | Care2 Causes

More Than 17,000 Eighth Graders Drop Out in California | Care2 Causes

For the first time, the California Department of Education has released figures for the dropout rate for eighth graders. About 3.5 percent of eighth graders — a total of 17,257 in all — do not return for ninth grade, says the Los Angeles Times . About 4,200 students dropped out during the academic year and more than 13,000 finished eighth grade, only to not show up for ninth grade. Overall, 18.2 percent of California high school students drop out, according to the state’s data. 74.4 percent graduate in four years. The remaining 7.4 percent of students were still in school (6.6 percent), in non-diploma programs for students with disabilities (0.5 percent) or had left high school by taking the General Educational Development (GED) Test (0.4 percent). Different ethnic groups also show “steep gaps” in graduate rates in California, with graduation rate for Latinos 68 percent, 5...

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