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Dropout Prevention


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.


Leaver Procedures Manual 2021-2022

Dropout Manual 2020-2021

Dropout Manual 2019-2020

Dropout Manual 2018-2019 

Dropout Manual 2017-2018


Quick Links

Leaver Procedures Form

Dropout Options List

UT High School

Attendance Clerk Training


Helpful Links TEA Website

Dropout Prevention Frequently Asked Questions

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

Dropout Prevention

Raul Luna 

Graduation and Student Recovery Director


Lupita Rodriguez 

Department Secretary

Claudia Gonzalez

Graduation Specialist - Area 1 – La Joya High School

956.323.2870 Ext. 4606

Erika Salinas

Graduation Specialist – Area 2 – Juarez Lincoln High School

956.323.2800 Ext. 4836

Melissa Garcia

Graduation Specialist – Area 3 – Palmview High School

956.323.2880 Ext. 4739

201 E. Exppressway 83
La Joya TX 78560