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Attrition Rates by ESC

Attrition Rates in Texas Public Schools
By Education Service Center (ESC) Region and Race-Ethnicity, 2005-06

Education Service Center (ESC) Region

Attrition Rates1

Number Lost2

Black

White

Hispanic

Total

Black

White

Hispanic

Total

Region 1 Edinburg

39

22

47

46

34

219

14,346

14,634

Region 2 Corpus Christi

31

19

37

31

98

466

2,348

2,936

Region 3 Victoria

29

14

47

31

152

284

1,075

1,529

Region 4 Houston

42

21

51

37

8,579

5,711

17,962

32,902

Region 5 Beaumont

37

22

44

28

836

876

279

2,023

Region 6 Huntsville

37

26

49

32

704

2,259

1,501

4,534

Region 7 Kilgore

31

22

51

29

970

1,960

1,328

4,289

Region 8
Mt. Pleasant

30

20

46

25

340

605

258

1,230

Region 9 Wichita Falls

35

17

36

22

107

403

222

741

Region 10 Richardson

44

19

56

37

6,075

4,153

11,913

22,694

Region 11 Fort Worth

44

26

54

36

2,887

6,025

6,586

16,013

Region 12 Waco

40

22

44

31

1,165

1,345

1,189

3,749

Region 13 Austin

41

19

46

31

1,154

2,500

4,673

8,515

Region 14 Abilene

40

17

42

25

101

392

452

959

Region 15
San Angelo

23

15

34

25

33

271

732

1,041

Region 16 Amarillo

40

15

41

26

162

517

1,027

1,728

Region 17 Lubbock

26

5

29

18

135

128

841

1,104

Region 18 Midland

31

11

40

28

100

253

1,419

1,790

Region 19
El Paso

36

19

39

37

149

239

5,274

5,703

Region 20
San Antonio

35

19

40

34

732

1,503

7,867

10,211

Statewide

40

21

47

35

24,366

29,903

80,505

137,162

1Calculated 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 end 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.

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