Droppout Numbers in Boston Public Schools 1996-2000

Droppout Numbers in Boston Public
Schools

1996-2000

* Students who drop out of Boston's middle
grades make up an increasing proportion of all middle grades
dropouts in Massachusetts. In 1995-96, one fifth (20.2%) of
the state's middle grades dropouts came from Boston. In 1999-2000,
almost three fifths (58.2%) of the state's middle grades dropouts
came from Boston. While the number of dropouts from the middle
grades has climbed statewide, Boston's increase has outpaced
that of the state.

Dropouts from grades 6-8: 1996
- 2000, Boston and Massachusetts

1995-96
Boston: 37
State: 183
Portion of state's middle grades dropouts from Boston: 20.2%

1996-97
Boston: 51
State: 213
Portion of state's middle grades dropouts from Boston: 23.9%

1997-98
Boston: 56
State: 221
Portion of state's middle grades dropouts from Boston: 25.3%

1998-99
Boston: 106
State: 286
Portion of state's middle grades dropouts from Boston: 37.1%

1999-2000
Boston: 156
State: 268
Portion of state's middle grades dropouts from Boston: 58.2%