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Dropout Rates in Oregon High Schools


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Dropout data is collected in the Annual Cumulative Average Daily Membership (ADM) Data Collection each year at the end of the school year, which identifies students' enrollment dates and status as of the last day of enrollment for the year.

The 2010-11 report presents dropout rates by school and district for students who dropped out of grades 9 through 12 between July 1 and June 30, along with rates for student subgroups measured against the count of enrolled students at the beginning of the school year (Fall Membership for most schools or ADM enrollment for schools providing only hourly instruction).

A dropout is a student who withdrew from school and did not graduate or transfer to another school that leads to graduation. Dropouts do not include students who:
  • are deceased,
  • are being home schooled,
  • are enrolled in an alternative school or hospital education program,
  • are enrolled in a juvenile detention facility,
  • are enrolled in a foreign exchange program,
  • are temporarily absent because of suspension, a family emergency, or severe health problems that prevent attendance at school,
  • received a GED certificate,
  • received an adult high school diploma from a community college.

Rules developed by the Oregon Department of Education ensure a complete accounting of students who drop out during the school year, as well as students who drop out between school years.

Oregon’s dropout reporting procedures are in full agreement with the procedures developed by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) for uniform and comparable reporting of dropout rates by the states.

Graduation rates for accountability can be found under the Cohort Graduation Rate: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=2644.

Statewide Dropout Rates, Grades 9-12

Year Students Dropouts Rate (%)
2012-13 178,225 7,086 4.0
2011-12 176,882 5,955 3.4
2010-11 178,104 5,782 3.3
2009-10 178,378 5,980 3.4
2008-09 179,963 6,132 3.4
2007-08 182,340 6,678 3.7
2006-07 182,432 7,621 4.2
 
2005-06 180,524 7,397 4.1
2004-05 175,501 7,318 4.2
2003-04 171,732 7,864 4.6
2002-03 170,424 7,439 4.4
2001-02 167,975 8,160 4.9
 
2000-01 166,039 8,713 5.2
1999-2000 164,554 10,363 6.3
1998-99 161,263 10,622 6.6
1997-98 159,121 10,947 6.9
1996-97 156,416 10,482 6.7
 
1995-96 153,020 11,056 7.2
1994-95 151,366 11,152 7.4
1993-94 147,684 9,787 6.6
1992-93 143,707 8,176 5.7
1991-92 138,414 7,958 5.7


Note:  Prior to 1996-97, GED recipients were counted as dropouts.

  • Dropout Manual PDF   08/14/2009 (166.53 KB)
    Explains the basics of dropout reporting. Filing the report, calculating the dropout rate, and the laws and rules involved are all covered in this manual.



  • Dropout Data


  • 2012-2013 Excel Spreadsheet  02/03/2014 (838.12 KB)
  • 2011-2012 Excel Spreadsheet   09/18/2013 (2.04 MB)
  • 2010-2011 Excel Spreadsheet   01/25/2012 (1.51 MB)
  • 2009-2010 Excel Spreadsheet   04/26/2011 (1.66 MB)
  • 2008-2009 Excel Spreadsheet   05/25/2010 (1.86 MB)
  • 2008-2009 Details (A1 to A9) Excel Spreadsheet   06/14/2010 (755 KB)
  • 2008-2009 Dropout Tables Index MS-Word   10/15/2008 (89 KB)
  • 2007-2008 Excel Spreadsheet   04/15/2009 (1.92 MB)
  • 2007-2008 Details (A1 to A9) Excel Spreadsheet   05/08/2009 (751 KB)
  • 2006-2007 Excel Spreadsheet   05/01/2008 (797 KB)
  • 2005-2006 Excel Spreadsheet   03/30/2007 (633 KB)
  • 2004-2005 Excel Spreadsheet   10/10/2006 (502 KB)
  • 2003-2004 Excel Spreadsheet   04/25/2006 (507 KB)
  • 2002-2003 Excel Spreadsheet   01/21/2004 (393 KB)
  • 2001-2002 Excel Spreadsheet   01/15/2003 (380.50 KB)
  • 2000-2001 Excel Spreadsheet   01/16/2002 (429.50 KB)


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