National Dropout Prevention Month is dedicated to highlighting the need for dropout prevention efforts nationwide. Over the last 30+ years, graduation rates have improved nearly 10% nationwide, but there is still more work to do!
According to the most recent statistics available from the Delaware Department of Education, the statewide annual dropout rate in Delaware for school year 2014-2015 was 2.2%, a slight increase from school year 2013-2014. In addition:
- Of the 868 dropouts, 58.5% were male and 41.5% were female.
- During the 2014-2015 school year, 2.8% of African American, 3.2% of Hispanic and 1.6% of White/Other students dropped out.
- The largest number of dropouts were from students enrolled in the 9th grade (317 students or 36.5%).
- Students enrolled in 12th grade represented the lowest proportion of students who dropped out (140 students or 16.1%).
How to reduce dropout rates nationwide
Through effective strategies for students, families, and educators, more students can obtain their diploma and gain access to better future. Effective strategies include:
Basic Core Strategies
Managing and Improving Instruction
Getting students back on track academically in Delaware
Do you have a student who has dropped out of school, or is danger of dropping out in Delaware? Back to Basics Learning Dynamics in Wilmington, Delaware can help!
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