High School Dropouts
Which California Schools and School Districts Have the Most Dropouts?
High schools in California had an average dropout rate of 3.5 percent for the 2005-06 school year, according to a study by the California Dropout Research Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
The report found that charter and alternative schools showed a much higher dropout rate than regular, comprehensive high schools, with a combined average dropout rate of 23 percent at nontraditional public schools and an average dropout rate of 2 percent at regular public schools.
The report said that this large difference could be due to the lower enrollment numbers at charter and alternative schools.
Vol. 27, Issue 26, Page 4Published in Print: March 5, 2008, as High School Dropouts