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Annual dropout data are provided for all Grade 7-12 students by 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, immigrant, limited English proficient, migrant, and overage). Some data are masked 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 2008-09 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. Rates for Grades 7-12 will be shown 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 will be shown 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, 2008-09.
Select from the following to view or download a report for a statewide report or a single campus, district, or education service center (ESC) region:
To download a comma-delimited (.csv) file containing data for all campuses or all districts in the state, please choose from one of the following options. Please note that downloads may take a few minutes.
Campus-level data (.csv) [3.2 MB] and Campus-level record layout
District-level data (.csv) [1.2 MB] and District-level record layout
For questions or comments about grade-level retention rates, completion rates, graduation rates, dropout rates, and leavers, please e-mail the Texas Education Agency Division of Accountability Research or contact the division by phone at 512-475-3523.
This page last updated August 2009