Tracking Texas High School Students
The Texas Education Agency uses the following "leaver codes" to keep track of why students leave school. Those in red are not considered dropouts.
The following codes are used for students who completed the high school program:
01 = Graduated
19 = Failed exit test; met
Student failed exit-level TAAS or TAKS, but met all other graduation requirements.
Student completed General Educational Development certificate and has not returned to school.
63 = Graduated, returned, left
Student graduated in a previous school year, returned to school, and left again.
64 = Received GED, returned, left
Student received a GED in a previous school year, returned to school to work toward the completion of a high school diploma, and then left.
80 = Enrolled in other Texas public school
81 = Enrolled in Texas private school
82 = Enrolled in school outside Texas
21 = Official transfer to other
Student who still resides in the district officially transferred to another Texas public school district through the Student Transfer System.
22 = Alternative program working
Student withdrew from/left school to enroll in an alternative program, is in compliance with compulsory attendance laws, and district has acceptable documentation that the student is working toward the completion of high school (diploma or GED certificate).
72 = Court- ordered alternative
Student was ordered by a court to attend an alternative education program.
60 = Home Schooling
24 = Pursuing College Degree
Student withdrew from/left school to enter college and is working towards an associate's or bachelor's degree.
78 = Expelled, cannot return
79 = Expelled, can return, has not
Student was expelled, but can now return to school and has not done so.
83 = Administrative
Student was withdrawn from school by the district when the district discovered that the student was not a resident at the time of enrollment or had falsified enrollment information, proof of identification was not provided, or immunization records were not provided.
84 = Academic performance
Student withdrew from/left school for reasons related to academic performance such as low or failing grades, poor attendance, language problems, or failing the TAAS or TAKS.
14 = Age
Student withdrew from/left school because of age.
02 = Pursue job or job training
04 = Join the military
08 = Pregnancy
09 = Marriage
15 = Homeless or non-permanent resident
Student withdrew from or left school because of homelessness or non-permanent residency.
66 = Removed by Child Protective
Student was removed from home by Child Protective Services and the district has not been informed of the student's current status or enrollment.
03 = Died
10 = Alcohol or other drug abuse problem
16 = Returned to home
Student withdrew from/left school to return to family's home country.
30 = Entered health-care facility
61 = Incarcerated outside
Student was incarcerated in a facility outside the boundaries of the district.
99 = Other (unknown, not listed)
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