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Enrollment Data 98 99

1995-96 and 1998-99 Enrollment Data and 1998-99 Attrition in Texas
Race-Ethnicity and Gender
1995-96
9th Grade Enrollment
1998-99
12th Grade Enrollment
1995-96
9-12th Grade Enrollment
1998-99
9-12th Grade Enrollment
1998-99
Expected 12th Grade Enrollment
Students Lost to Attrition
Attrition Rate
Native American

794

891 2,333 3.497 1,190 299 25
Male 385 422 1,171 1,768 581 159 27
Female 409 469 1,162 1,729 609 140 23
Asian/Pacific Islander 7,272 7,037 25,822 30,949 8,717 1,680 19
Male 3,799 3,512 13,217 15,902 4,571 1,059 23
Female 3,473 3,525 12,605 15,047 4,146 621 15
Black 50,395 28,126 139,112 148,003 53,652 25,526 48
Male 26,410 13,463 69,201 74,557 28,454 14,991 53
Female 23,985 14,663 69,911 73,446 25,198 10,535 42
White 149,931 109,673 489,175 514,998 157,851 48,178 31
Male 78,571 55,599 251,026 264,651 82,836 27,237 33
Female 71,360 54,074 238,149 250,347 75,015 20,941 28
Hispanic 127,016 66,241 333,168 373,378 142,337 76,096 53
Male 67,798 32,873 171,348 191,736 75,865 42,992 57
Female 59,218 33,368 161,820 181,642 66,472 33,104 50
All Groups 335,409 211,968 989,611 1,070,825 363,747 151,779 42
Male 176,963 105,869 505,963 548,614 192,307 86,438 45
Female 158,446 106,099 483,648 522,211 171,440 65,341 38


Figures calculated by IDRA from the Texas Education Agency Fall Membership Survey data. IDRA’s 1998-99 attrition study involved the analysis of enrollment figures for public high school students in the ninth grade during 1995-96 school year and enrollment figures for 12th grade students in 1998-99. 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, 1999.


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.

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