DE School Dropout Statistics 99-00

  • Delaware Dropouts, 1999-2000
    Summary Statistics
    December 2000

    Delaware Dropout Rates Annual Trend 1979-1980 Through 1999-2000
    Table 1. Delaware Dropouts 1999-00, Summary Statistics, Grades 9-12
    Table 2. Delaware Dropouts and Student Enrollments, 1999-00, Grade by Race
    Table 3. Dropout Rate and Percent of All Dropouts, 1999-00, Grade by Race
    Table 4. Delaware Dropouts and Student Enrollments, 1999-00, Gender by Race
    Table 5. Dropout Rate and Percent of All Dropouts, 1999-00, Gender by Race
    Table 6. Over-Age, Age-Appropriate, or Under-Age Dropouts, 1999-00, by Grade Level
    Table 7. Reasons for Dropping Out, 1999-00, Grades 9-12
    Table 8. Delaware Dropouts, 1999-00, Grades 7-8
    Table 9. Delaware Dropouts and Student Enrollments, 1999-00, County by Race
    Table 10. Dropout Rate and Percent of All Dropouts, 1999-00, County by Race
    Table 11. Delaware Dropouts and Student Enrollments, 1999-00, County by Grade
    Table 12. Dropout Rate and Percent of All Dropouts, 1999-00, County by Grade
    Table 13. Grade 9-12 Annual Dropout Rates by District, 1999-00
    Table 14. Grade 9-12 Annual Dropout Rates by School, 1999-00

    Delaware Dropout Rates Annual Trend
    1979-1980 Through 1999-2000

    Year White/Other Black Hispanic State
    1979-1980 7.0 12.1 14.6 7.9
    1980-1981 6.9 10.7 13.7 7.8
    1981-1982 8.1 10.8 22.0 8.1
    1982-1983 6.2 9.2 15.5 6.9
    1983-1984 6.2 9.2 17.2 7.2
    1984-1985 7.3 8.7 12.3 7.6
    1985-1986 7.1 8.9 11.5 7.6
    1986-1987 6.2 9.5 14.1 7.2
    1987-1988 6.0 10.0 13.6 7.2
    1988-1989 6.1 10.2 14.2 7.3
    1989-1990 5.3 10.0 11.9 6.6
    1990-1991 4.8 7.9 8.8 5.7
    1991-1992 3.0 6.2 7.9 4.0
    1992-1993 3.5 5.8 5.1 4.2
    1993-1994 3.7 6.8 6.7 4.6
    1994-1995 4.0 5.8 7.5 4.6
    1995-1996 3.9 5.3 8.3 4.5
    1996-1997 3.7 6.1 7.3 4.5
    1997-1998 3.8 6.4 8.2 4.7
    1998-1999 3.4 5.2 6.9 4.1
    1999-2000 3.4 5.6 7.2 4.2

    Table 1
    Delaware Dropouts 1999-2000
    Summary Statistics
    Grades 9-12
    (N=1,413)

      Annual
    Dropout Rate
    (%)
    Percent of
    All Dropouts
    (%)
    Total 4.2 100
    By Gender
    Male 4.9 59.4
    Female 3.5 40.6
    By Race/Ethnicity
    American Indian 6.7 0.4
    African American 5.6 38.3
    Asian 1.5 0.8
    Hispanic 7.2 6.8
    White 3.5 53.7
    By Age
    Less than 15 0.2 1.5
    15 2.9 17.4
    16 5.2 30.4
    Greater than 16 9.3 50.7

    Table 2
    Delaware Dropouts and Student Enrollments, 1999-2000 (Grade by Race)

      Number of Enrolled Students Number of Dropouts
    Grade Black Hispanic White/Other All Black Hispanic White/Other All
    9 3,305 476 6,624 10,405 208 37 197 442
    10 2,640 387 5,914 8,941 167 36 234 437
    11 2,015 288 5,244 7,547 93 13 196 302
    12 1,705 190 4,753 6,648 73 10 149 232
    Total 9,665 1,341 22,535 33,541 541 96 776 1,413

    Table 3
    Dropout Rate and Percent of All Dropouts, 1999-2000 (Grade by Race)

      Annual Dropout Rate Percent of All Dropouts
    Grade Black Hispanic White/Other All Black Hispanic White/Other All
    9 6.3% 7.8% 3.0% 4.2% 14.7% 2.6% 13.9% 31.3%
    10 6.3% 9.3% 4.0% 4.9% 11.8% 2.5% 16.6% 30.9%
    11 4.6% 4.5% 3.7% 4.0% 6.6% 0.9% 13.9% 21.4%
    12 4.3% 5.3% 3.1% 3.5% 5.2% 0.7% 10.5% 16.4%
    Total 5.6% 7.2% 3.4% 4.2% 38.3% 6.8% 54.9% 100.0%

    Table 4
    Delaware Dropouts and Student Enrollments, 1999-2000 (Gender by Race)

      Number of Enrolled Students Number of Dropouts
    Gender Black Hispanic White/Other All Black Hispanic White/Other All
    Male 4,831 676 11,642 17,149 318 62 459 839
    Female 4,834 665 10,893 16,392 223 34 317 574
    Total 9,665 1,341 22,535 33,541 541 96 776 1,413

    Table 5
    Dropout Rate and Percent of All Dropouts, 1999-2000 (Gender by Race)

      Annual Dropout Rate Percent of All Dropouts
    Gender Black Hispanic White/Other All Black Hispanic White/Other All
    Male 6.6% 9.2% 3.9% 4.9% 22.5% 4.4% 32.5% 59.4%
    Female 4.6% 5.1% 2.9% 3.5% 15.8% 2.4% 22.4% 40.6%
    Total 5.6% 7.2% 3.4% 4.2% 38.3% 6.8% 54.9% 100.0%

    Table 6
    Over-Age, Age-Appropriate, or Under-Age Dropouts, 1999-2000 (by Grade Level)

      Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12 All Grades
    Age No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
    Over-Age 423 95.7% 371 84.9% 211 69.9% 122 52.6% 1,127 79.8%
    Age-Appropriate 18 4.1% 64 14.6% 82 27.2% 89 38.4% 253 17.9%
    Under Age 1 0.2% 2 0.5% 9 3.0% 21 9.1% 33 2.3%
    Total 442 100% 437 100% 302 100% 232 100% 1,413 100%

    Table 7
    Reasons for Dropping Out 1999-2000 (Grades 9-12)

    Reason Number Percent
    School-Related (Academic, disciplinary, poor attendance) 784 55.5%
    Economic-Related (Acquired employment, needed at home) 78 5.5%
    Personal (Illness, pregnancy, marriage, child care, over compulsory age) 16 1.1%
    Failed to Enroll in Groves Adult High School after withdrawal 289 20.5%
    Unknown 246 17.4%
    Total 1,413 100%

    Table 8
    Delaware Dropouts, 1999-2000 (Grades 7-8)

      Grade 7 Grade 8
      No. of
    Dropouts
    Students
    Enrolled
    Rate per 1,000
    students enrolled
    No. of
    Dropouts
    Students
    Enrolled
    Rate per 1,000
    students enrolled
    New Castle 5 5,272 0.9 11 5,204 2.1
    Kent 2 2,177 0.9 6 2,061 2.9
    Sussex 0 1,849 0.0 9 1,876 4.8
    State 7 9,298 0.8 26 9,141 2.8

    Table 9
    Delaware Dropouts and Student Enrollments, 1999-2000 (County by Race)

      Number of Enrolled Students Number of Dropouts
    County Black Hispanic White/Other All Black Hispanic White/Other All
    New Castle 6,131 963 12,582 19,676 341 71 386 798
    Kent 1,842 193 5,110 7,145 111 11 214 336
    Sussex 1,692 185 4,843 6,720 89 14 176 279
    Total 9,665 1,341 22,535 33,541 541 96 776 1,413

    Table 10
    Dropout Rate and Percent of All Dropouts, 1999-2000 (County by Race)

      Annual Dropout Rate Percent of All Dropouts
    County Black Hispanic White/Other All Black Hispanic White/Other All
    New Castle 5.6% 7.4% 3.1% 4.1% 24.1% 5.0% 27.3% 56.5%
    Kent 6.0% 5.7% 4.2% 4.7% 7.9% 0.8% 15.1% 23.8%
    Sussex 5.3% 7.6% 3.6% 4.2% 6.3% 1.0% 12.5% 19.7%
    Total 5.6% 7.2% 3.4% 4.2% 38.3% 6.8% 54.9% 100.0%

    Table 11
    Delaware Dropouts and Student Enrollments, 1999-2000 (County by Grade)

      Number of Enrolled Students Number of Dropouts
    County 9 10 11 12 All 9 10 11 12 All
    New Castle 6,202 5,321 4,398 3,755 19,676 268 259 157 114 798
    Kent 2,198 1,884 1,593 1,470 7,145 112 105 61 58 336
    Sussex 2,005 1,736 1,556 1,423 6,720 62 73 84 60 279
    Total 10,405 8,941 7,547 6,648 33,541 442 437 302 232 1,413

    Table 12
    Dropout Rate and Percent of All Dropouts, 1999-2000 (County by Grade)

      Annual Dropout Rate Percent of All Dropouts
    County 9 10 11 12 All 9 10 11 12 All
    New Castle 4.3% 4.9% 3.6% 3.0% 4.1% 19.0% 18.3% 11.1% 8.1% 56.5%
    Kent 5.1% 5.6% 3.8% 3.9% 4.7% 7.9% 7.4% 4.3% 4.1% 23.8%
    Sussex 3.1% 4.2% 5.4% 4.2% 4.2% 4.4% 5.2% 5.9% 4.2% 19.7%
    Total 4.2% 4.9% 4.0% 3.5% 4.2% 31.3% 30.9% 21.4% 16.4% 100%

    Table 13
    Annual Dropout Rates by District, 1999-2000 (Grades 9-12)

    Code District Total Enrollment Total Dropouts Dropout Rate
      New Castle County 19,676 798 4.1
    29 Appoquinimink 1,163 11 0.9
    31 Brandywine 3,294 129 3.9
    33 Christina 4,786 235 4.9
    34 Colonial 2,290 150 6.6
    32 Red Clay 3,969 186 4.7
    38 New Castle County Vo-Tech 3,388 11 0.3
    70 Wilmington Charter 686 0 0.0
    78 Richard Milburn Academy* 100 76 76.0
      Kent County 7,145 336 4.7
    10 Caesar Rodney 1,791 94 5.2
    13 Capital 1,433 66 4.6
    15 Lake Forest 827 51 6.2
    18 Milford 1,021 42 4.1
    24 Smyrna 910 51 5.6
    39 POLYTECH 1,122 31 2.8
    71 Positive Outcomes 41 1 2.4
      Sussex County 6,720 279 4.2
    17 Cape Henlopen 1,104 53 4.8
    37 Delmar 491 18 3.7
    36 Indian River 1,922 72 3.7
    16 Laurel 541 30 5.5
    23 Seaford 1,063 42 4.0
    35 Woodbridge 415 38 9.2
    40 Sussex Technical 1,184 26 2.2
    State   33,541 1,413 4.2
    Note: Special Schools and ILC's ARE included
    * Richard Milburn Academy closed at the end of the 1999-2000 school year (charter school primarily for at-risk students.

    Table 14
    Annual Dropout Rates by School, 1999-2000 (Grades 9-12)

    Code District Total Enrollment Total Dropouts Dropout Rate
      New Castle County 18,535 644 3.5
    18 Middletown HS 1,163 11 0.9
    26 Howard Career Center 762 4 0.5
    66 Paul M. Hodgson 1,039 5 0.5
    80 Delcastle Tech HS 1,587 2 0.1
    190 Brandywine HS 1,210 43 3.6
    194 Concord HS 1,089 35 3.2
    196 Mt. Pleasant HS 993 51 5.1
    286 Calloway Arts School 220 6 2.7
    290 John Dickinson HS 1,042 26 2.5
    292 A.I. duPont HS 1,255 45 3.6
    294 Thomas McKean HS 1,301 55 4.2
    390 Christiana HS 1,574 51 3.2
    392 Glasgow HS 1,499 111 7.4
    394 Newark HS 1,575 54 3.4
    490 William Penn HS 2,226 145 6.5
    295 Wilmington Charter      
    577 Richard Milburn Academy 100 76 76.0
      Kent County 6,976 334 4.8
    626 Caesar Rodney HS 1,723 94 5.5
    648 Dover HS 1,419 66 4.7
    652 POLYTECH HS 1,076 30 2.8
    665 Lake Forest HS 827 51 6.2
    678 Milford HS 1,021 42 4.1
    688 Smyrna HS 910 51 5.6
    570 Positive Outcomes 41 1 2.4
      Sussex County 6,510 273 4.2
    726 Cape Henlopen HS 1,054 50 4.7
    730 Delmar Jr-Sr. HS 491 18 3.7
    746 Indian River HS 737 22 3.0
    748 Sussex Central HS 1,077 50 4.6
    756 Laurel Sr. HS 531 27 5.1
    766 Seaford HS 1,048 42 4.0
    770 Sussex Tech HS 1,157 26 2.2
    780 Woodbridge HS 415 38 9.2
    Note: Special Schools and ILC's are NOT included
    Richard Milburn Academy closed at the end of the 1999-2000 school year; it was a charter school primarily for at-risk students.