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Dropout Prevention

The U.S. Department of Education National Center of Education Statistics (NCES) defines a dropout as a student who is enrolled in grades 7 thru 12 and:

  • does not return to public school the following Fall

  • is not expelled, but does not graduate or receive a General Educational Development (GED)


For further information about the NCES definition of a dropout, see the Texas Education Agency (TEA) Annual Report on Secondary School Completion and Dropouts.

  • The longitudinal dropout rate is used to measure how many beginning ninth graders dropout before completing high School.
  • Graduation rate tells how many students graduated on time.


 Dropout Manual 2017-2018

Dropout Manual 2016-2017

Quick Links

Dropout Options List

UT High School

Dropout Manual

Attendance Clerk Training


Helpful Links TEA Website

Dropout Prevention Frequently Asked Questions

Texas Educational Agency (TEA) Annual Report on Secondary School Completion and Dropouts



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