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School Dropout and Recovery

High school dropouts may have more difficulty getting a job than others with diploma or with higher levels of education. High school student dropout rates provides an assessment of the progress made by state and local school districts in their effort to reduce the number of school dropouts and increase the graduation rate.

Data Notes
Definition Dropout Rate:  Annual rate of students in grades 7 through 12 who leave the school or district for any reason, other than death, prior to graduation without transferring to another school, district, or institution.

Dropout Recovery Rate:  The proportion of students in grades 9 through 12 from each school and district who, having dropped out during a particular academic year, reenrolled in a public school or enrolled in a public or enrolled in an Adult Education high school diploma granting program within the first 135 days of the next academic year.
Data Source S.C. Department of Education, School Report Card
Last Updated May 2024