Annual Dropout Data, 2008-09
This page provides annual dropout data for all Grade 7-12 students by ethnicity, gender, economic status, program participation (bilingual or English as a second language, career and technical education, gifted and talented, special education, and Title I), and other student characteristics (at-risk, immigrant, limited English proficient, migrant, and overage). The Division of Research and Analysis masks some data to comply with federal regulations concerning student privacy, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
The annual dropout rate is the percentage of students who dropped out of either Grades 7-8, Grades 9-12, or Grades 7-12 during the 2008-09 school year. In 2003, the Texas Legislature required that dropout rates be computed according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) dropout definition, beginning with the 2005-06 school year. Therefore, annual dropout rates for 2004-05 and prior school years are not comparable to rates for 2005-06 and beyond. The Division of Research and Analysis presents rates for Grades 7-12 for all campuses. Although most campuses do not serve both Grades 7-8 and Grades 9-12, if a campus reports students in both grade spans, both rates appear regardless of the number of students served. The annual dropout rate formula is:
For more information on how annual dropout rates are calculated, please see Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools, 2008-09.
Select from the following to view or download a statewide report or a report for a single campus, district, or education service center (ESC) region:
To download a comma-delimited (.csv) file containing data for all campuses, all districts or all counties in the state, please choose from one of the following options. Please note that downloads may take a few minutes.
For questions or comments, please email the Division of Research and Analysis, Accountability Research Unit, or contact the unit by phone at 512-475-3523.
This page last updated April 2015