Annual Dropout Data, 2015-16
This page provides annual dropout data for all Grade 7-12 students by race/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, English language learner, homeless, immigrant, migrant, and overage). For campuses and districts, two sets of rates are provided: rates calculated for federal accountability purposes and rates calculated with statutory exclusions applied for state accountability. Please see the glossary for the reasons students may be excluded from campus and district rates. 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 2015-16 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, 2015-16.
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:
The Excel (.xlsx) files below include annual dropout data by race/ethnicity, gender, economic status, and other student groups (e.g., at-risk and English language learners) for all campuses, districts, or counties in the state. Each file includes three pages that can be accessed using the tabs at the bottom of the workbook. In addition to the dataset, each workbook also provides an overview of the data as well as a data dictionary that defines the variable names in the dataset. To download an Excel file, please click one of the following links:
For questions or comments, please email the Division of Research and Analysis, or contact the division by phone at 512-475-3523.
This page last updated August 2017