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Enrollment Data 03 04

2000-01 and 2003-04 Enrollment Data and 2003-04 Attrition in Texas
Race-Ethnicity and Gender
2000-01
9th Grade Enrollment
2003-04
12th Grade Enrollment
2000-01
9-12th Grade Enrollment
2003-04
9-12th Grade Enrollment
2003-04
Expected 12th Grade Enrollment
Students Lost to Attrition
Attrition Rate
Native American 996 693 2,920 3,483 1,188 495 42
Male 522 343 1,486 1,792 629 286 46

Female

474 350 1,434 1,691 559 209

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Asian/Pacific Islander 8,742 8,297 32,221 36,373 9,872 1,575 16
Male 4,633 4,260 16,572 18,888 5,281 1,021 19
Female 4,109 4,037 15,649 17,485 4,591 554 12
Black 52,168 31,589 151,431 163,474 56,317 24,728 44
Male 27,574 15,119 76,401 82,468 29,764 14,645 49
Female 24,594 16,470 75,030 81,006 26,553 10,083 38
White 149,154 116,019 515,353 510,497 147,758 33,104 22
Male 77,642 58,107 263,856 262,350 77,199 19,092 25
Female 71,512 56,547 251,497 248,147 70,559 14,012 20
Hispanic 142,886 83,512 395,984 451,742 163,023 79,511 49
Male 75,946 41,434 202,808 231,994 86,875 45,441 52
Female 66,940 42,078 193,176 219,748 76,148 34,070 45
All Groups 354,946 238,745 1,097,909 1,165,569 378,158 139,413 36
Male 186,317 119,263 561,123 597,492 199,748 80,485 40
Female 167,629 119,482 536,786 568,077 178,410 58,928 33


Figures calculated by IDRA from the Texas Education Agency Fall Membership Survey data. IDRA’s 2003-04 attrition study involved the analysis of enrollment figures for public high school students in the ninth grade during 2000-01 school year and enrollment figures for 12th grade students in 2003-04. This period represents the time span when ninth grade students would be enrolled in school prior to graduation. The enrollment data for special school districts (military schools, state schools, and charter schools) were excluded from the analyses since they are likely to have unstable enrollments and/or lack a tax base to support school programs.

Source: Intercultural Development Research Association, 2004.


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. See also the Longitudinal Attrition Rates in Texas for a historic view of the dropout rates and comparison between the IDRA Attrition rates and TEA Dropout rates over time.

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