Hispanic students ages 16 to 24 are about four times as likely to be out of school without a diploma than their non-Hispanic white peers, and more than twice as likely as black students.
Percent of HIgh School Dropouts Among
Notes: 1White and black categories include persons of Hispanic origin for this year only.
SOURCE: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, Digest of Education Statistics, 1999.
A version of this article appeared in the November 08, 2000 edition of Education Week as Dropping Out