DE School Dropout Statistics 97-98

  • 1997-1998 (December 1998)

    INDEX OF TABLES

    1. Delaware Dropouts 1997-98, Summary Statistics, Grade 9-12
    2. Delaware Dropouts and Student Enrollments, 1997-98, Grade by Race
    3. Dropout Rate and Percent of All Dropouts, 1997-98, Grade by Race
    4. Delaware Dropouts and Student Enrollments, 1997-98, Gender by Race
    5. Percent of All Dropouts, 1997-98, Gender by Race
    6. Over-Age, Age-Appropriate, or Under-Age Dropouts, 1997-98, By Grade Level
    7. Reasons for Dropping out, 1997-98, Grade 9-12
    8. Delaware Dropouts, 1997-98, Grade 7-8
    9. Delaware Dropouts and Student Enrollments, 1997-98, County by Race
    10. Percent of All Dropouts, 1997-98, County by Race
    11. Rate of All Dropouts, 1997-98, County by Race
    12. Delaware Dropouts and Student Enrollments, 1997-98, County by Grade
    13. Percent of All Dropouts, 1997-98, County by Grade
    14. Annual Dropout Rates by District, by School, 1994-95 through 1997-98

    INDEX OF FIGURES

    1. Delaware Dropout Rate 1986-98
    2. Percent of Dropouts by Race/Ethnicity, 1997-98
    3. Percent of Dropouts by Gender, 1997-98
    4. Percent of Dropouts by Age Group, 1997-98
    5. Percent of All Dropouts by Grade, 1997-98
    6. Dropout Rate by Gender by Race, 1997-98
    7. Reasons for Dropping out, 1997-98
    8. Percent of Dropouts by County, 1997-98
    9. Dropout Rate by County by Race, 1997-98
    10. Dropout Rate by District, 1997-98

    Table 1
    Delaware Dropouts 1997-98
    Summary Statistics - Grades 9-12

      Annual
    Dropout Rate (%)
    Percent of
    All Dropouts (%)
    TOTAL 4.7 100
    By Gender
    Male 5.5 59.9
    Female 3.9 40.1
    By Race / Ethnicity
    American Indian 0 0
    African American 6.4 38.9
    Asian 1.3 0.6
    Hispanic 8.2 6.6
    White 3.9 53.9
    By Age
    < 15 0.2 1.8
    15 3.8 18.1
    16 9.9 34.7
    > 16 53.1 45.5

    Table 2
    Delaware Dropouts and Student Enrollments, 1997-1998
    Grade by Race

      Number of Enrolled Students Number of Dropouts
    Grade Black Hispanic White/Other All Black Hispanic White/Other All
    9 3,277 494 6,488 10,259 247 42 253 542
    10 2,534 296 5,977 8,807 169 38 286 493
    11 1,935 253 5,193 7,381 120 17 194 331
    12 1,789 211 4,741 6,741 72 6 118 196
    Total 9,535 1,254 22,399 33,188 608 103 851 1562

    Table 3
    Dropout Rate and Percent of All Dropouts, 1997-1998
    Grade by Race

      Annual Dropout Rate Percent of All Dropouts
    Grade Black Hispanic White/Other All Black Hispanic White/Other All
    9 7.5% 8.5% 3.9% 5.3% 15.8% 2.7% 16.2% 34.7%
    10 6.7% 12.8% 4.8% 5.6% 10.8% 2.4% 18.3% 31.6%
    11 6.2% 6.7% 3.7% 4.5% 7.7% 1.1% 12.4% 21.2%
    12 4.0% 2.8% 2.5% 2.9% 4.6% 0.4% 7.6% 12.5%
    Total 6.4% 8.2% 3.8% 4.7% 38.9% 6.6% 54.5% 100.0%

    Table 4
    Delaware Dropouts and Student Enrollments, 1997-1998
    Gender by Race

      Number of Enrolled Students Number of Dropouts
    Gender Black Hispanic White/Other All Black Hispanic White/Other All
    Male 4,807 654 11,576 17,037 358 65 513 936
    Female 4,728 600 10,823 16,151 250 38 338 626
    Total 9,535 1,254 22,399 33,188 608 103 851 1562

    Table 5
    Percent of All Dropouts, 1997-1998
    Gender by Race

      Number of Enrolled Students
    Gender Black Hispanic White/Other All Black Hispanic White/Other All
    Male 7.4% 9.9% 4.4% 5.5% 22.9% 4.2% 32.8% 59.9%
    Female 5.3% 6.3% 3.1% 3.9% 16.0% 2.4% 21.6% 40.1%
    Total 6.4% 8.2% 3.8% 4.7% 38.9% 6.6% 54.5% 100.0%

    Table 6
    Over-Age, Age-Appropriate, or Under-Age Dropouts, 1997-1998
    By Grade Level

      Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12 All Grades
    Age No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
    Over-Age 516 95.2% 418 84.8% 225 68.0% 100 51.0% 1,259 80.6%
    Age-Appropriate 23 4.2% 73 14.8% 91 27.5% 78 39.8% 265 17.0%
    Under Age 3 0.6% 2 0.4% 15 4.5% 18 9.2% 38 2.4%
    Total 542 100% 493 100% 331 100% 196 100% 1,562 100%

    Table 7
    Reasons for Dropping Out 1997-98
    Grades 9-12

    Reason Number Percent
    School-Related (Academic, disciplinary, poor attendance) 953 61.0%
    Economic-Related (Acquired employment, needed at home) 59 3.8%
    Personal (Illness, pregnancy, marriage, child care, over compulsory age) 113 7.2%
    Failed to Enroll in Groves Adult High School after Withdrawal 264 16.9%
    Unknown 173 11.1%
    Total 1562 100%

    Table 8
    Delaware Dropouts, 1997-1998
    Grades 7-8

      Grade 7 Grade 8
    County No. of Dropouts Students Enrolled Rate per 1000 Pupils No. of Dropouts Students Enrolled Rate per 1000 Pupils
    New Castle 3 5,267 0.6 11 5,204 2.1
    Kent 0 2,022 0.0 5 2,003 2.5
    Sussex 0 1,796 0.0 0 1,698 0.0
    State 3 9,085 0.3 16 8,905 1.8

    Table 9
    Delaware Dropouts and Student Enrollments, 1997-1998
    County by Race

      Number of Enrolled Students Number of Dropouts
    County Black Hispanic White/Other All Black Hispanic White/Other All
    New Castle 6050 905 12557 19,512 389 85 490 964
    Kent 1817 177 5051 7,045 102 8 155 265
    Sussex 1668 172 4791 6,631 117 10 206 333
    Total 9,535 1,254 22,399 33,188 608 103 851 1562

    Table 10
    Percent of All Dropouts, 1997-1998
    County by Race

    Table 11
    Rate of All Dropouts, 1997-1998
    County by Race

      Black Hispanic White/Other Total
    County No. of Pupils No. of Dropouts Dropout Rate No. of Pupils No. of Dropouts Dropout Rate No. of Pupils No. of Dropouts Dropout Rate No. of Pupils No. of Dropouts Dropout Rate
    New Castle 5933 391 6.6% 855 61 7.1% 12350 485 3.9% 19138 937 4.9%
    Kent 1760 85 4.8% 179 13 7.3% 5027 141 2.8% 6966 239 3.4%
    Sussex 1618 96 5.9% 150 12 8.0% 4696 180 3.8% 6464 288 4.5%
    Total 9311 572 6.1% 1184 86 7.3% 22073 806 3.7% 32568 1464 4.5%

    Table 12
    Delaware Dropouts and Student Enrollments, 1997-1998
    County by Grade

      Number of Enrolled Students Number of Dropouts
    County 9 10 11 12 All 9 10 11 12 All
    New Castle 6084 5183 4352 3893 19,512 333 314 199 118 964
    Kent 2211 1932 1502 1400 7,045 93 81 54 37 265
    Sussex 1964 1692 1527 1448 6,631 116 98 78 41 333
    Total 10,259 8,807 7,381 6,741 33,188 542 493 331 196 1562

    Table 13
    Percent of All Dropouts, 1997-1998
    County by Grade

      Annual Dropout Rate Percent of All Dropouts
    County 9 10 11 12 All 9 10 11 12 All
    New Castle 5.5% 6.1% 4.6% 3.0% 4.9% 21.3% 20.1% 12.7% 7.6% 61.7%
    Kent 4.2% 4.2% 3.6% 2.6% 3.8% 6.0% 5.2% 3.5% 2.4% 17.0%
    Sussex 5.9% 5.8% 5.1% 2.8% 5.0% 7.4% 6.3% 5.0% 2.6% 21.3%
    Total 5.3% 5.6% 4.5% 2.9% 4.7% 34.7% 31.6% 21.2% 12.5% 100%

    Table 14
    GRADE 9-12 ANNUAL DROPOUT RATES BY SCHOOL,
    1994-95 THRU 1997-98

      94-95 95-96 96-97 97-98
    High Schools Total
    Enrollment
    Total
    Dropouts
    Dropout
    Rate
    Total
    Enrollment
    total
    Dropouts
    Dropout
    rate
    Total
    Enrollment
    Total
    Dropouts
    Dropout
    Rate
    Total
    Enrollment
    Total
    Dropouts
    Dropout
    Rate
    New Castle County 17,347 837 4.8 18,061 880 4.9 18,721 924 4.9 19,078 937 4.9
    Middletown 774 43 5.6 822 44 5.4 894 48 5.4 980 50 5.1
    Howard Career Ctr 671 22 3.3 811 11 1.4 858 8 0.9 1017 3 0.3
    Paul Hodgson 1,028 1 0.1 1,034 3 0.3 971 7 0.7 966 6 0.6
    Delcastle Tech 1,452 15 1.0 1,401 10 0.7 1472 15 1.0 1435 5 0.3
    Brandywine 1,250 64 5.1 1,274 46 3.6 1214 60 4.9 1230 41 3.3
    Concord 931 30 3.2 954 27 2.8 1005 35 3.5 1024 39 3.8
    Mt Pleasant 993 55 5.5 1,064 59 5.5 1029 62 6.0 1040 62 6.0
    Calloway School of Arts                   78 1 1.3
    John Dickinson 789 28 3.5 853 53 6.2 967 69 7.1 1115 59 5.3
    A. I. duPont 875 8 0.9 1,001 34 3.4 1182 23 1.9 1237 65 5.3
    Thomas McKean 893 58 6.5 979 66 6.7 1175 70 6.0 1276 56 4.4
    Wilmington 968 110 11.4 831 72 8.7 516 41 7.9 184 6 3.3
    Christiana 1,531 55 3.6 1,650 83 5.0 1633 111 6.8 1668 130 7.8
    Glasgow 1,701 134 7.9 1,789 135 7.5 1813 164 9.0 1808 160 8.8
    Newark 1,310 68 5.2 1,386 79 5.7 1475 79 5.4 1417 85 6.0
    William Penn 2,181 146 6.7 2,212 158 7.1 2274 132 5.8 2207 166 7.5
    Wilmington Charter             243 0 0.0 396 3 0.8
    Kent County 6,309 274 4.3 6,523 251 3.8 6,672 232 3.5 6,800 264 3.9
    Caesar Rodney 1,494 68 4.6 1,477 59 4.0 1563 74 4.7 1617 72 4.5
    Dover 1,346 65 4.8 1,437 28 1.9 1409 33 2.3 1424 62 4.4
    POLYTECH 953 32 3.4 977 17 1.7 1016 13 1.3 1060 13 1.2
    Lake Forest 804 62 7.7 840 45 5.4 859 35 4.1 815 35 4.3
    Milford SR 881 35 4.0 927 76 8.2 960 52 5.4 960 48 5.0
    Smyrna 831 12 1.4 865 26 3.0 865 25 2.9 890 30 3.4
    Positive Outcomes             37 7   34 4 11.8
    Sussex County 5,635 260 4.6 5,956 304 5.1 6,222 288 4.6 6,401 332 5.2
    Cape Henlopen 918 40 4.4 929 65 7.0 1010 60 5.9 1034 46 4.4
    Delmar Jr-Sr 408 19 4.7 417 15 3.6 440 16 3.6 468 27 5.8
    Indian River 678 50 7.4 699 44 6.3 709 32 4.5 722 46 6.4
    Sussex Central Sr 861 40 4.6 930 35 3.8 997 44 4.4 1062 33 3.1
    Laurel Sr 513 20 3.9 516 28 5.4 508 27 5.3 520 66 12.7
    Seaford SR 862 33 3.8 998 53 5.3 1025 50 4.9 1045 62 5.9
    Sussex Tech 1,008 29 2.9 1,071 26 2.4 1131 14 1.2 1141 17 1.5
    Woodbridge 387 29 7.5 396 38 9.6 402 45 11.2 409 35 8.6
    Note: Special Schools and ILC's are not included. All schools include grades 9 thru 12.

    Figure 1. Delaware Dropout Rate 1986-98

    Figure 2. Percent of Dropouts by Race/Ethnicity, 1997-98
    ChartObject Figure 2. Percent of Dropouts by Race/Ethnicity, 1997-98

    Figure 3. Percent of Dropouts by Gender, 1997-98
    ChartObject Figure 3. Percent of Dropouts by Gender, 1997-98

    Figure 4. Percent of Dropouts by Age, 1997-98
    ChartObject Figure 4. Percent of Dropouts by Age, 1997-98

    Figure 5. Percent of All Dropouts by Grade, 1997-98
    ChartObject Figure 5. Percent of All Dropouts by Grade, 1997-98

    Figure 6. Dropout Rate by Gender by Race, 1997-98

    Figure 7. Reasons for Dropping Out, 1997-98
    ChartObject Figure 7. Reasons for Dropping Out, 1997-98

    Figure 8. Percent of All Dropouts by County, 1997-98
    ChartObject Figure 8. Percent of All Dropouts by County, 1997-98

    Figure 9. Dropout Rate by County by Race, 1997-98

    Figure 10. Dropout Rate by District, 1996-97
    ChartObject Figure 10. Dropout Rate by District, 1996-97