DE School Dropout Statistics 98-99

  • Summary Statistics
    November 1999

    Table 1. Delaware Dropouts 1998-99, Summary Statistics, Grades 9-12
    Table 2. Delaware Dropouts and Student Enrollments, 1998-99, Grade by Race
    Table 3. Dropout Rate and Percent of All Dropouts, 1998-99, Grade by Race
    Table 4. Delaware Dropouts and Student Enrollments, 1998-99, Gender by Race
    Table 5. Dropout Rate and Percent of All Dropouts, 1998-99, Gender by Race
    Table 6. Over-Age, Age-Appropriate, or Under-Age Dropouts, 1998-99, by Grade Level
    Table 7. Reasons for Dropping Out, 1998-99, Grades 9-12
    Table 8. Delaware Dropouts, 1998-99, Grades 7-8
    Table 9. Delaware Dropouts and Student Enrollments, 1998-99, County by Race
    Table 10. Dropout Rate and Percent of All Dropouts, 1998-99, County by Race
    Table 11. Delaware Dropouts and Student Enrollments, 1998-99, County by Grade
    Table 12. Dropout Rate and Percent of All Dropouts, 1998-99, County by Grade
    Table 13. Grade 9-12 Annual Dropout Rates by District, 1998-99 (G9-12)
    Table 14. Grade 9-12 Annual Dropout Rates by School, 1998-99

    Table 1
    Delaware Dropouts 1998-99
    Summary Statistics
    Grades 9-12
    (N=1,361)

      Annual
    Dropout Rate
    (%)
    Percent of
    All Dropouts
    (%)
    Total 4.1 100
    By Gender
    Male 4.9 61.1
    Female 3.2 38.9
    By Race/Ethnicity
    American Indian 4.3 0.2
    African American 5.2 37.3
    Asian 1.2 0.7
    Hispanic 6.9 6.5
    White 3.5 55.4
    By Age
    Less than 15 0.2 1.2
    15 2.9 18.6
    16 5.8 33.9
    Greater than 16 8.6 46.3

    Table 2
    Delaware Dropouts and Student Enrollments, 1998-99 (Grade by Race)

      Number of Enrolled Students Number of Dropouts
    Grade Black Hispanic White/Other All Black Hispanic White/Other All
    9 3,392 493 6,530 10,415 187 33 231 451
    10 2,627 352 5,954 8,933 181 33 249 463
    11 1,858 207 5,125 7,190 81 16 174 271
    12 1,784 217 4,778 6,779 58 6 112 176
    Total 9,661 1,269 22,387 33,317 507 88 766 1,361

    Table 3
    Dropout Rate and Percent of All Dropouts, 1998-99 (Grade by Race)

      Annual Dropout Rate Percent of All Dropouts
    Grade Black Hispanic White/Other All Black Hispanic White/Other All
    9 5.5% 6.7% 3.5% 4.3% 13.7% 2.4% 17.0% 33.1%
    10 6.9% 9.4% 4.2% 5.2% 13.3% 2.4% 18.3% 34.0%
    11 4.4% 7.7% 3.4% 3.8% 6.0% 1.2% 12.8% 19.9%
    12 3.3% 2.8% 2.3% 2.6% 4.3% 0.4% 8.2% 12.9%
    Total 5.2% 6.9% 3.4% 4.1% 37.3% 6.5% 56.3% 100.0%

     

    Table 4
    Delaware Dropouts and Student Enrollments, 1998-99 (Gender by Race)

      Number of Enrolled Students Number of Dropouts
    Gender Black Hispanic White/Other All Black Hispanic White/Other All
    Male 4,785 646 11,473 16,904 306 51 475 832
    Female 4,876 623 10,914 16,413 201 37 291 529
    Total 9,661 1,269 22,387 33,317 507 88 766 1,361

     

    Table 5
    Dropout Rate and Percent of All Dropouts, 1998-99 (Gender by Race)

      Annual Dropout Rate Percent of All Dropouts
    Gender Black Hispanic White/Other All Black Hispanic White/Other All
    Male 6.4% 7.9% 4.1% 4.9% 22.5% 3.7% 34.9% 61.1%
    Female 4.1% 5.9% 2.7% 3.2% 14.8% 2.7% 21.4% 38.9%
    Total 5.2% 6.9% 3.4% 4.1% 37.3% 6.5% 56.3% 100.0%

     

    Table 6
    Over-Age, Age-Appropriate, or Under-Age Dropouts, 1998-99 (by Grade Level)

      Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12 All Grades
    Age No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
    Over-Age 439 97.3 389 84.0 173 63.8 93 52.8 1,094 80.4
    Age-Appropriate 12 2.7 69 14.9 87 32.1 66 37.5 234 17.2
    Under Age 0 0.0 5 1.1 11 4.1 17 9.7 33 2.4
    Total 451 100 463 100 271 100 176 100 1,361 100

    Table 7
    Reasons for Dropping Out 1998-99 (Grades 9-12)

    Reason Number Percent
    School-Related (Academic, disciplinary, poor attendance) 849 62.4
    Economic-Related (Acquired employment, needed at home) 46 3.4
    Personal (Illness, pregnancy, marriage, child care, over compulsory age) 101 7.4
    Failed to Enroll in Groves Adult High School after withdrawal 236 17.3
    Unknown 129 9.5
    Total 1,361 100

    Table 8
    Delaware Dropouts, 1998-99 (Grades 7-8)

      Grade 7 Grade 8
    No. of Dropouts Students Enrolled Rate per 1,000 pupils No. of Dropouts Students Enrolled Rate per 1,000 pupils
    New Castle 9 5,376 1.7 7 5,175 1.4
    Kent 1 2,123 0.5 6 1,967 3.1
    Sussex 1 1,818 0.6 3 1,814 1.7
    Total 11 9,317 1.2 16 8,956 1.8

    Table 9
    Delaware Dropouts and Student Enrollments, 1998-99 (County by Race)

      Number of Enrolled Students Number of Dropouts
    County Black Hispanic White/Other All Black Hispanic White/Other All
    New Castle 6,175 905 12,586 19,666 309 64 435 808
    Kent 1,841 190 5,057 7,088 98 6 153 257
    Sussex 1,645 174 4,744 6,563 100 18 178 296
    Total 9,661 1,269 22,387 33,317 507 88 766 1,361

     

    Table 10
    Dropout Rate and Percent of All Dropouts, 1998-99 (County by Race)

      Annual Dropout Rate Percent of All Dropouts
    County Black Hispanic White/Other All Black Hispanic White/Other All
    New Castle 5.0% 7.1% 3.5% 4.1% 22.7% 4.7% 32.0% 59.4%
    Kent 5.3% 3.2% 3.0% 3.6% 7.2% 0.4% 11.2% 18.9%
    Sussex 6.1% 10.3% 3.8% 4.5% 7.3% 1.3% 13.1% 21.7%
    Total 5.2% 6.9% 3.4% 4.1% 37.3% 6.5% 56.3% 100.0%

     

    Table 11
    Delaware Dropouts and Student Enrollments, 1998-99 (County by Grade)

    Number of Enrolled Students Number of Dropouts
    County 9 10 11 12 All 9 10 11 12 All
    New Castle 6,266 5,285 4,196 3,919 19,666 279 278 162 89 808
    Kent 2,249 1,893 1,548 1,398 7,088 105 72 52 28 257
    Sussex 1,900 1,755 1,446 1,462 6,563 67 113 57 59 296
    Total 10,415 8,933 7,190 6,779 33,317 451 463 271 176 1,361

    Table 12
    Dropout Rate and Percent of All Dropouts, 1998-99 (County by Grade)

    Annual Dropout Rate Percent of All Dropouts
    County 9 10 11 12 All 9 10 11 12 All
    New Castle 4.5% 5.3% 3.9% 2.3% 4.1% 20.5% 20.4% 11.9% 6.5% 59.4%
    Kent 4.7% 3.8% 3.4% 2.0% 3.6% 7.7% 5.3% 3.8% 2.1% 18.9%
    Sussex 3.5% 6.4% 3.9% 4.0% 4.5% 4.9% 8.3% 4.2% 4.3% 21.7%
    Total 4.3% 5.2% 3.8% 2.6% 4.1% 33.1% 34.0% 19.9% 12.9% 100%

     

    Table 13
    Annual Dropout Rates by District, 1998-99 (Grades 9-12)

    Code District Total Enrollment Total Dropouts Dropout Rate
      New Castle County 19,666 808 4.1
    29 Appoquinimink 1,062 43 4.0
    31 Brandywine 3,397 124 3.7
    33 Christina 4,922 306 0.1
    34 Colonial 2,273 126 5.5
    32 Red Clay 3,975 185 4.7
    38 New Castle County Vo-Tech 3,485 24 0.5
    70 Wilmington Charter 552 0 0.0
      Kent County 7,088 257 3.6
    10 Caesar Rodney 1,800 65 3.6
    13 Capital 1,450 65 4.5
    15 Lake Forest 835 43 5.1
    18 Milford 988 37 3.7
    24 Smyrna 907 31 3.4
    39 POLYTECH 1,071 14 1.3
    71 Positive Outcomes 37 2 5.4
      Sussex County 6,563 296 4.5
    17 Cape Henlopen 1,038 55 5.3
    37 Delmar 455 17 3.7
    36 Indian River 1,932 105 5.4
    16 Laurel 512 19 3.7
    23 Seaford 1,035 65 6.3
    35 Woodbridge 420 22 5.2
    40 Sussex Technical 1,171 13 1.1
      State 33,317 1,361 4.1
    Note: Special Schools and ILC's ARE included

     

    Table 14
    Annual Dropout Rates by School, 1998-99 (Grades 9-12)

    Code District Total Enrollment Total Dropouts Dropout Rate
      New Castle County 19,571 776 4.0
    18 Middletown HS 1,037 43 4.1
    26 Howard Career Center 715 5 0.7
    66 Paul M. Hodgson 1,316 13 1.0
    80 Delcastle Tech HS 1,414 6 0.4
    190 Brandywine HS 1,262 40 3.2
    194 Concord HS 1,084 43 4.0
    196 Mt. Pleasant HS 1,008 40 4.0
    286 Calloway Arts School 514 1 0.2
    290 John Dickinson HS 1,048 26 2.5
    292 A.I. duPont HS 1,255 54 4.3
    294 Thomas McKean HS 1,359 87 6.4
    296 Wilmington HS 62 4 6.5
    390 Christiana HS 1,639 77 4.7
    392 Glasgow HS 1,635 170 10.4
    394 Newark HS 1,461 53 3.6
    490 William Penn HS 2,210 114 5.2
    295 Wilmington Charter 552 0 0.0
      Kent County 6,836 255 3.7
    626 Caesar Rodney HS 1,612 65 4.0
    648 Dover HS 1,435 65 4.5
    652 POLYTECH HS 1,025 12 1.2
    665 Lake Forest HS 832 43 5.2
    678 Milford HS 988 37 3.7
    688 Smyrna HS 907 31 3.4
    570 Positive Outcomes 37 2 5.4
      Sussex County 6,345 295 4.6
    726 Cape Henlopen HS 993 54 5.4
    730 Delmar Jr-Sr. HS 452 17 3.8
    746 Indian River HS 723 30 4.1
    748 Sussex Central HS 1,076 75 7.0
    756 Laurel Sr. HS 505 19 3.8
    766 Seaford HS 1,005 65 6.5
    770 Sussex Tech HS 1,171 13 1.1
    780 Woodbridge HS 420 22 5.2
    Note: Special Schools and ILC's are NOT included