Public School drop-out rate declines

Jan 26, 2017

The state Department of Public Instruction reports the public school dropout rate improved in the 2015-2016 school year. George Olsen has more.

A press release from the Department of Public Instruction and the state Board of Education says the public high school dropout rate improved slightly during the last completed school year, ticking downward to 2.29 percent from 2.39 percent the previous year. In the 2015-2016 school year 10,889 students dropped out, compared to 11,190 the previous year. The state’s public school drop-out rate has improved every year but one since the 2006-2007 school year.  Men accounted for about 62 percent of drop-outs, while students most frequently dropped out while in the tenth grade. I’m George Olsen.