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Attrition Rates 96 97

Attrition Rates in Texas Public Schools By Race-Ethnicity, 1996-97

County Name Black White Hispanic Total
Anderson 50 36 66 41
Andrews ** 21 35 25
Angelina 30 30 46 32
Aransas 19 49 61 51
Archer 25 17 64 19
Armstrong . 19 86 24
Atascosa 50 28 48 42
Austin 51 24 61 34
Bailey 63 32 57 48
Bandera 100 42 62 47
Bastrop 42 33 54 39
Baylor 36 13 65 25
Bee 25 29 45 39
Bell 41 30 48 35
Bexar 50 28 51 44
Blanco 25 28 39 29
Borden . 38 ** 32
Bosque 63 32 50 36
Bowie 41 31 40 34
Brazoria 52 43 62 49
Brazos 55 32 59 41
Brewster . 32 28 29
Briscoe ** ** 31 2
Brooks . 24 42 41
Brown 63 37 56 42
Burleson 42 31 43 35
Burnet 39 39 51 41
Caldwell 42 43 55 48
Calhoun 85 39 57 47
Callahan . 31 47 32
Cameron 50 32 53 52
Camp 13 33 60 30
Carson ** 8 ** 6
Cass 32 33 65 33
Castro 42 4 47 33
Chambers 53 35 53 41
Cherokee 32 35 65 38
Childress 46 23 57 36
Clay . 26 57 28
Cochran ** 17 70 47
Coke . 14 72 35
Coleman 42 14 1 13
Collin 34 26 52 30
Collingsworth 2 7 52 23
Colorado 40 23 43 30
Comal 70 28 62 40
Comanche . 12 51 24
Concho . 18 35 24
Cooke 62 32 68 37
Coryell 52 29 35 33
Cottle 64 24 63 34
Crane ** 21 42 30
Crockett . 47 46 45
Crosby 35 18 40 31
Culberson . 45 52 51
Dallam 5 29 43 32
Dallas 54 32 66 48
Dawson 24 16 44 32
Deaf Smith ** 9 40 29
Delta ** 19 . 12
Denton 44 36 50 37
Dewitt 44 18 50 30
Dickens 14 4 44 19
Dimmit 29 23 38 36
Donley 29 17 47 21
Duval . 28 31 31
Eastland ** 27 41 29
Ector 36 35 54 44
Edwards . 43 40 40
Ellis 46 35 59 40
El Paso 51 29 45 43
Erath 23 24 64 31
Falls 56 26 70 42
Fannin 26 33 45 32
Fayette 52 26 36 30
Fisher ** 6 42 16
Floyd 38 25 45 37
Foard . ** 44 1
Fort Bend 54 34 59 45
Franklin 64 42 33 43
Freestone 32 20 49 25
Frio . 14 31 28
Gaines 57 30 46 38
Galveston 58 38 59 44
Garza 12 8 31 18
Gillespie 25 22 50 28
Glasscock . ** 75 18
Goliad 23 36 47 39
Gonzales 56 30 48 41
Gray 47 23 54 30
Grayson 51 35 61 38
Gregg 47 29 61 36
Grimes 49 36 67 45
Guadalupe 42 34 63 46
Hale 22 22 53 41
Hall 7 12 42 23
Hamilton . 29 43 30
Hansford . 10 57 23
Hardeman ** 26 66 31
Hardin 43 31 4 33
Harris 55 34 61 48
Harrison 48 34 64 40
Hartley . 3 ** **
Haskell ** 18 37 21
Hays 74 39 60 49
Hemphill 94 37 51 41
Henderson 36 29 48 31
Hidalgo 64 33 53 52
Hill 31 24 41 27
Hockley ** 12 40 24
Hood 100 35 57 37
Hopkins 36 25 65 29
Houston 51 31 76 40
Howard 14 29 48 35
Hudspeth . 8 50 41
Hunt 45 36 42 37
Hutchinson ** 22 53 26
Irion . 29 1 22
Jack 44 27 36 27
Jackson 22 31 58 39
Jasper 25 32 50 31
Jeff Davis 100 56 74 67
Jefferson 57 30 61 45
Jim Hogg . 52 28 28
Jim Wells 62 22 33 30
Johnson 60 43 56 45
Jones 9 30 36 31
Karnes 65 33 44 42
Kaufman 41 43 55 43
Kendall 73 37 53 40
Kent . ** 32 14
Kerr 45 31 54 38
Kimble . 37 48 37
King . ** . **
Kinney 56 40 44 43
Kleberg 20 24 47 41
Knox 13 9 39 20
Lamar 21 29 36 28
Lamb 28 13 39 27
Lampasas 76 41 48 44
La Salle . 5 44 43
Lavaca 43 4 59 15
Lee 62 23 57 35
Leon 40 31 61 33
Liberty 29 40 57 39
Limestone 32 23 60 31
Lipscomb . 8 23 12
Live Oak . 25 51 37
Llano . 1 55 34
Lubbock 37 20 40 28
Lynn 53 11 36 29
Madison 25 30 64 33
Marion 36 42 75 39
Martin 58 21 46 34
Mason . 8 0 7
Matagorda 34 32 54 40
Maverick . ** 30 29
McColluch ** 22 38 26
McLennan 51 31 64 43
McMullen . 47 ** 35
Medina 74 27 47 38
Menard . ** 46 24
Midland 46 25 52 35
Milam 40 25 56 35
Mills . 1 20 3
Mitchell 39 11 40 26
Montague . 32 47 33
Montgomery 42 38 61 40
Moore 25 19 48 33
Morris 35 30 75 33
Motley . ** 69 2
Nacogdoches 52 35 74 44
Navarro 38 25 48 30
Newton 20 27 63 26
Nolan 58 27 41 35
Nueces 56 34 55 48
Ochiltree . 24 47 31
Oldham . 6 46 16
Orange 52 31 43 34
Palo Pinto 40 34 50 36
Panola 45 29 20 32
Parker 74 43 66 45
Parmer 75 12 51 36
Pecos 100 32 52 47
Polk 37 39 54 40
Potter 55 38 65 46
Presidio . 10 53 50
Rains ** 37 56 35
Randall 72 29 46 31
Reagan 50 24 13 19
Real . 30 46 38
Red River 36 29 55 32
Reeves 44 39 47 45
Refugio 29 19 55 36
Roberts . ** ** **
Robertson 34 30 48 34
Rockwall 32 41 66 43
Runnels 63 10 36 19
Rusk 37 31 59 35
Sabine 31 37 72 35
San Augustine 18 13 67 17
San Jacinto 25 51 41 45
San Patricio 46 33 52 45
San Saba . 38 10 33
Schleicher . ** 37 13
Scurry 23 21 52 32
Shackelford . 10 ** 3
Shelby 30 24 56 27
Sherman . 20 25 21
Smith 48 29 63 38
Somervell . 27 8 24
Starr . ** 54 54
Stephens 65 30 75 40
Sterling . 13 21 15
Stonewall 100 32 73 42
Sutton . 2 43 22
Swisher 0 32 36 32
Tarrant 49 33 58 40
Taylor 55 30 57 38
Terrell . ** 42 16
Terry 74 26 58 47
Throckmorton . 16 39 21
Titus 46 22 74 42
Tom Green 42 26 44 34
Travis 66 36 68 53
Trinity 53 44 90 49
Tyler 18 32 ** 30
Upshur 25 36 61 35
Upton . 20 16 19
Uvalde . 30 30 31
Val Verde 28 43 51 50
Van Zandt 12 31 58 32
Victoria 50 33 63 50
Walker 40 21 52 30
Waller 47 32 59 42
Ward 62 28 47 39
Washington 38 15 66 25
Webb . 27 43 42
Wharton 35 24 50 35
Wheeler 9 10 49 15
Wichita 39 32 41 34
Wilbarger 44 27 48 33
Willacy ** 28 51 49
Williamson 47 33 55 37
Wilson 8 26 47 34
Winkler 36 37 43 40
Wise 81 35 41 36
Wood 16 25 40 25
Yoakum 100 24 36 30
Young 0 27 55 31
Zapata . 25 29 29
Zavala . ** 47 46
Total 51 32 54 43


Notes:

** = Attrition rate is less than zero (0).
. = The necessary data are unavailable to calculate the attrition rate.


Calculation: Attrition is calculated by (1) dividing the high school enrollment in the end year by the high school enrollment in the base year; (2) multiplying the results from Calculation 1 by the ninth grade enrollment in the base year; (3) subtracting the results from Calculation 2 from the 12th grade enrollment in the year; and (4) dividing the results of Calculation 3 by the result of Calculation 2. The attrition rate results (percentages) were rounded to the nearest whole number.

See also the IDRA’s Attrition Model for a discussion of the theoretical basis for this calculation.

For a summary of dropout rates over time, see the Longitudinal Attrition Rates in Texas Public High Schools.


Please, direct any question about this table to Mr. Roy Lee Johnson, a Senior Research Associate in IDRA’s Division of Research and Evaluation
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