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State of Delaware

Department of Education

Delaware Dropout Summary Statistics


2013-2014

February, 2015

State of Delaware
OFFICERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Townsend Building
401 Federal Street, Suite 2
Dover, Delaware 19901

Mark T. Murphy
Secretary of Education
David Blowman
Deputy Secretary of Education
Susan Keene Haberstroh
Associate Secretary of Education
Education Supports and Innovative Practices
Karen Field Rogers
Associate Secretary of Education
Financial Reform and Resource Management
Christopher Ruszkowski
Chief Officer
Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Unit
Penny Schwinn
Chief Academic Performance Officer
Assessment, Accountability, Performance Management and Evaluation
Michael Watson
Chief Academic Officer
Teaching and Learning

February, 2015

DELAWARE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


Teri Quinn Gray, Ph.D., President
Jorge L. Melendez, Vice President
Gregory B. Coverdale, Jr.
G. Patrick Heffernan
Randall L. Hughes II
Barbara B. Rutt
Terry M. Whittaker, Ed.D.
Donna Johnson, State Board Executive Director
Mark T. Murphy, Executive Secretary
Dani Moore, Administrative Secretary

The Department of Education is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate


on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex. sexual orientation, marital status,
disability, age, or Vietnam Era veterans status in employment or its programs and
activities. Inquiries should be directed to the Departments Human Resource Officer, 401
Federal Street, Suite 2, Dover, Delaware 19901, Telephone No. (302) 735-4030.

Ensuring Confidentiality of Individual Student Data


The Delaware Department of Education is legally required to protect the confidentiality of data
that could be used to identify individual students. Legal requirements for protecting the data are
detailed in the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. 1232g; 34 CFR
Part 99). FERPA requires that these data be protected to ensure they cannot be used to identify
the attributes of any individual student. Beyond the natural barriers to precise identification,
including differential time frames and net transfer effects, additional disclosure mitigation
methods have been applied to these data to ensure confidentiality.

February, 2015

Executive Summary
The Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) report on dropouts is from data collected
annually. Delaware collects data from all public schools including grades 7 through 12, but
calculates the yearly dropout rate from grades 9 through 12, as is prescribed by the National
Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), which provides data to the Federal No Child Left
Behind (NCLB) reporting system. In accordance with NCES requirements, Delaware uses the
event dropout rate, which measures the proportion of students who drop out in a single school
year. This is the rate the State has reported since 1994. See Appendix A for additional details
about the dropout calculation.
This report does not contain data reflecting private, parochial, or home schooled students in
Delaware. The State does gather information from families that home school their children as
well as from private schools, but only does so to verify the transfer of a student from public to
private and home schools.

Highlights

Last year, out of 39,949 students enrolled in grades 9-12, 817 students left school.

The statewide annual dropout rate for school year 2013-2014 was 2.1%. This is a
decrease from school year 2012-13 when the dropout rate was 2.9%.

Of the 817 dropouts, 58.8% were male and 41.2% were female.

During the 2013-14 school year, 3.0% of African American, 2.8% of Hispanic and 1.5%
of White/Other students dropped out.

The largest number of dropouts were from students enrolled in the 9th grade. 282 of the
817 students who dropped out in the 2013-14 school year were enrolled in 9th grade (34.5
%). Students enrolled in 11th grade represented the lowest proportion of students who
dropped out (145 students or 17.7 %).

Academic, personal and economic reasons were cited by students as the reasons they
dropped out.

February, 2015

Delaware Dropout Statistics: 2014-14 School Year


Historical Dropout Data
Delaware Dropout Rate 1991-2014

14.0
12.0
10.0
8.0
6.0
4.0
2.0

91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14

White/Other

Black

Hispanic

State

Annual Delaware Dropout Rates Grades 9-12


White /
Year

Other

White /
Black

Hispanic

State

Year

Other

Black

Hispanic

State

1984-85

7.3

8.7

12.3

7.6

1999-00

3.4

5.6

7.2

4.2

1985-86

7.1

8.9

11.5

7.6

2000-01

3.5

5.3

7.4

4.2

1986-87

6.2

9.5

14.1

7.2

2001-02

4.5

8.9

11.5

6.2

1987-88

10

13.6

7.2

2002-03

9.6

5.4

1988-89

6.1

10.2

14.2

7.3

2003-04

4.9

7.4

12.1

1989-90

5.3

10

11.9

6.6

2004-05

4.2

6.6

10.4

5.3

1990-91

4.8

7.9

8.8

5.7

2005-06

4.2

7.3

9.8

5.5

1991-92

6.2

7.9

2006-07

4.3

8.5

5.4

1992-93

3.5

5.8

5.1

4.2

2007-08

4.6

7.5

5.8

1993-94

3.7

6.8

6.7

4.6

2008-09

6.9

6.6

5.1

1994-95

5.8

7.5

4.6

2009-10

3.2

4.7

3.9

1995-96

3.9

5.3

8.3

4.5

2010-11

2.8

5.1

4.4

3.7

1996-97

3.7

6.1

7.3

4.5

2011-12

2.9

5.2

5.2

3.9

1997-98

3.8

6.4

8.2

4.7

2012-13

2.2

3.4

2.9

1998-99

3.4

5.2

6.9

4.1

2013-14

1.5

2.8

2.1

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Overall Dropout Data

Dropouts
2013-2014
Grades 9-12

Total (N=817)

Annual
Dropout Rate
(%)
2.1

Percent of All
Dropouts (%)
100

SEX
Male
Female
RACE/ETHNICITY
American Indian
African American
Asian
Hispanic
White
AGE
Less than 15
Age 15
Age 16
Age 17 and over

February, 2015

2.4
1.8

58.8
41.2

1.9
3.0
1.3
2.8
1.5

0.4
45.4
2.1
15.2
35.7

0.5
0.7
1.9
5.6

5.8
7.8
22.3
64.1

Dropout Data by Grade

Dropout Rate by Grade


4.0%
3.5%
3.0%
2.4%

2.5%

2.3%
2.0%

2.0%

1.8%
1.6%
1.4%

1.5%
1.0%

0.9%

0.5%
0.0%
7th

8th

9th

10th

11th

12th

Gr 7-12

Dropouts
Grades 7-8
Grade 7
No. of
Students
Dropouts Enrolled
Kent
New
Castle
Sussex
State

February, 2015

Rate

Grade 8
No. of
Students
Dropouts Enrolled

Rate

35
40

2,420
5,682

1.4%
0.7%

40
89

2,311
5,846

1.7%
1.5%

<15
88

1,989
10,091

0.7%
0.9%

17
146

1,933
10,090

0.9%
1.4%

Dropouts and Student Enrollments


County by Grade
Number of Enrolled Students
10
11
12
All

Number of Dropouts
10
11
12

County

All

Kent

2,546

2,214

2,041

1,863

8,664

55

35

43

26

159

New Castle

6,853

5,752

5,057

5,102

22,764

191

117

77

130

515

Sussex

2,145

1,856

1,803

1,717

7,521

36

40

25

42

143

State

11,544

9,822

8,901

8,682

38,949

282

192

145

198

817

Dropout Rate and Percent of All Dropouts


County by Grade
Annual Dropout rate
10
11
12

County

Kent

2.2%

1.6%

2.1%

New Castle

2.8%

2.0%

Sussex

1.7%

State

2.4%

Percent of All Dropouts


10
11
12

All

All

1.4%

1.8%

6.7%

4.3%

5.3%

3.2%

1.5%

2.5%

2.3%

23.4% 14.3%

9.4%

15.9% 63.0%

2.2%

1.4%

2.4%

1.9%

4.4%

4.9%

3.1%

5.1%

17.5%

2.0%

1.6%

2.3%

2.1%

34.5%

23.5%

17.7%

24.2%

100%

19.5%

Dropout Rate by Grade and County


4.0%
3.5%
2.8%

3.0%
2.5%

2.2%

2.0%

2.0%

1.7%

2.2%

2.5% 2.4%

2.3%

2.1%

1.9%

1.8%

1.6%

1.5% 1.4%

1.5%

1.4%

1.0%
0.5%
0.0%
9

10

11

Kent
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New Castle

12

Sussex

All

Dropout Data by Gender and Race/Ethnicity


Dropouts and Student Enrollments
Gender by Race (Grades 9-12)
Number of Enrolled Students
Gender

Black

Hispanic White/Other

Male
Female

3.3%
2.7%

3.5%
2.0%

Total

3.0%

2.8%

Number of Dropouts
All

Black

Hispanic White/Other

All

1.7%
1.2%

2.4%
1.8%

25.2%
20.2%

9.7%
5.5%

23.9%
15.5%

58.8%
41.2%

1.5%

2.1%

45.4%

15.2%

39.4%

100.0%

Dropouts and Student Enrollments


Gender by Race (Grades 9-12)
Number of Enrolled Students
Gender

Black

Hispanic White/Other

Male
Female

6,287
6,216

2,248
2,239

Total

12,503

4,487

Number of Dropouts
All

Black

Hispanic White/Other

11,226
10,733

19,761
19,188

206
165

79
45

195
127

480
337

21,959

38,949

371

124

322

817

Dropout Rate by Gender and Race/Ethnicty


4.0%
3.5%

3.5%

3.3%

3.0%

2.7%
2.4%

2.5%

2.0%

2.0%

1.8%

1.7%

1.5%

1.2%

1.0%
0.5%
0.0%
Black

Hispanic

Male

February, 2015

White/Other

Female

All

All

Dropouts and Student Enrollments


County by Race (Grades 9-12)

County

Number of Enrolled Students


Black Hispanic White/Other
All

Number of Dropouts
Hispanic White/Other

Black

All

Kent
New
Castle
Sussex

2,854

619

5,191

8,664

67

<15

80

159

8,107
1,542

2,875
993

11,782
4,986

22,764
7,521

257
47

83
29

175
67

515
143

State

12,503

4,487

21,959

38,949

371

124

322

817

Dropout Rate and Percent of All Dropouts


County by Race (Grades 9-12)
Annual Dropout Rate
Hispanic White/Other

County

Black

Kent
New
Castle
Sussex

2.3%

1.9%

3.2%
3.0%

State

3.0%

Percent of All Dropouts


Hispanic White/Other

All

Black

All

1.5%

1.8%

8.2%

1.5%

9.8%

19.5%

2.9%
2.9%

1.5%
1.3%

2.3%
1.9%

31.5%
5.8%

10.2%
3.5%

21.4%
8.2%

63.0%
17.5%

2.8%

1.5%

2.1%

45.4%

15.2%

39.4%

100.0%

Dropout Rate by Race/Ethnicity and County


4.0%
3.2%

3.5%

3.0%

2.9% 2.9%

3.0%
2.5%

2.3%

2.3%
1.9%

2.0%

1.5% 1.5%

1.5%

1.9%

1.8%
1.3%

1.0%
0.5%
0.0%
Black

Hispanic

Kent

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White/Other

New Castle

Sussex

All

Dropout Data by Special Education Status


Dropouts and Student Enrollments
Race by Special-Ed (Grades 9-12)
Number of Enrolled Students
Black Hispanic White/Other
All

Group

Special-ED 2,265
RegularED
10,238
Total

12,503

Black

Number of Dropouts
Hispanic White/Other

All

616

2,474

5,355

84

20

83

187

3,871

19,485

33,594

287

104

239

630

4,487

21,959

38,949

371

124

322

817

Dropout Rate and Percent of All Dropouts


Race by Special-Ed (Grades 9-12)
Annual Dropout Rate
Hispanic White/Other

Group

Black

Special-ED
RegularED

3.7%

3.2%

2.8%

Total

3.0%

Percent of All Dropouts


Hispanic White/Other

All

Black

3.4%

3.5%

10.3%

2.4%

10.2%

22.9%

2.7%

1.2%

1.9%

35.1%

12.7%

29.3%

77.1%

2.8%

1.5%

2.1%

45.4%

15.2%

39.4%

100.0%

Dropout Rate by Special Education Status


4.0%

3.7%

3.5%

3.2%

3.4% 3.5%
3.0%

2.8% 2.7%

3.0%

2.8%

2.5%

2.1%

1.9%

2.0%

1.5%
1.5%

1.2%

1.0%
0.5%
0.0%
Special Education

Regular Education

Black

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Hispanic

White/Other

Statewide

All

All

Dropout Rate and Percent of All Dropouts


County by Special-Ed (Grades 9-12)
Annual Dropout rate
RegularSpecial-Ed
All
Ed
4.2%
1.4%
1.8%
3.1%
2.1%
2.3%
3.6%
1.6%
1.9%

County
New Castle
Kent
Sussex
Total

3.5%

1.9%

2.1%

Percent of All Dropouts


SpecialRegularAll
Ed
Ed
6.7%
12.7%
19.5%
11.3%
51.8%
63.0%
4.9%
12.6%
17.5%
22.9%

77.1%

100.0%

Special Education Enrollments and Dropouts by Race


Year
2008

2009

Black

2012

2013

2014

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All

350

2,476

4,816

Dropouts

106

17

83

206

Annual Dropout Rate

5.3%

4.9%

3.4%

4.3%

Percent of All Dropouts

6.4%

0.8%

3.8%

9.3%

Enrolled

2,000

406

2,423

4,829

Dropouts

74

21

84

179

3.7%

5.2%

3.5%

3.7%

Percent of All Dropouts

3.7%

1.1%

4.2%

9.0%

Enrolled

2,294

473

2,692

5,459

Dropouts

2011

White/Other

1,990

Annual Dropout Rate


2010

Hispanic

Enrolled

125

23

127

350

Annual Dropout Rate

5.40%

4.9%

4.7%

5.0%

Percent of All Dropouts

8.30%

1.5%

8.4%

18.2%

Enrolled

2,329

494

2,695

5,518

Dropouts

160

37

125

322

Annual Dropout Rate

6.90%

7.5%

4.6%

5.8%

Percent of All Dropouts

11.10%

2.6%

8.7%

22.3%

2149

521

2589

5259

Enrolled
Dropouts

157

25

127

309

Annual Dropout Rate

7.3%

4.8%

4.9%

5.9%

Percent of All Dropouts

10.3%

1.6%

8.3%

20.2%

Enrolled

2,292

575

2,496

5,363

Dropouts

144

26

105

275

Annual Dropout Rate

6.30%

4.5%

4.2%

5.1%

Percent of All Dropouts

13.0%

2.4%

9.5%

24.9%

Enrolled

2,265

616

2,474

5,355

Dropouts

84

20

83

187

Annual Dropout Rate

3.7%

3.2%

3.4%

3.5%

Percent of All Dropouts

10.3%

2.4%

10.2%

22.9%

Dropout Data by District


Grades 9-12

DISTRICT /
CHARTER

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

TOTAL

TOTAL

DROPOUT

TOTAL

TOTAL

DROPOUT

TOTAL

TOTAL

DROPOUT

ENROLL

DROPOUTS

RATE

ENROLL

DROPOUTS

RATE

ENROLL

DROPOUTS

RATE

22,773

980

4.3%

22,558

674

3.0%

22,764

515

2.3%

Appoquinimink

2,713

56

2.1%

2,786

19

0.7%

2,894

22

0.8%

Brandywine

3,243

123

3.8%

3,165

122

3.9%

3,036

79

2.6%

Christina

3,929

358

9.1%

3,760

229

6.1%

3,789

127

3.4%

Colonial

2,035

96

4.7%

2,180

94

4.3%

2,308

93

4.0%

117

<15

0.9%

192

<15

1.0%

330

17

5.2%

102

29

28.4%

85

23

27.1%

131

16

12.2%

161

<15

0.0%

DE Academy of
Public Safety
M.J. Moyer
Academy
Newark Charter
NCC Vo-Tech

4,759

123

2.6%

4,487

25

0.6%

4,548

24

0.5%

Red Clay

5,368

172

3.2%

5,492

142

2.6%

5,567

111

2.0%

8,683

289

3.3%

8,653

253

2.9%

8,664

159

1.8%

Caesar Rodney

2,157

72

3.3%

2,168

96

4.4%

2,123

29

1.4%

Capital

1,617

80

4.9%

1,759

43

2.4%

1,844

49

2.7%

899

31

3.4%

905

21

2.3%

890

22

2.5%

Milford

1,154

40

3.5%

1,134

36

3.2%

1,064

27

2.5%

Polytech
Positive
Outcomes

1,180

<15

0.9%

1,183

<15

0.2%

1,206

<15

0.1%

83

<15

3.6%

87

<15

14.9%

85

<15

1.2%

Smyrna

1,387

46

3.3%

1,387

34

2.5%

1,452

28

1.9%

7,444

216

2.9%

7,402

179

2.4%

7,521

143

1.9%

1,382

39

2.8%

1,340

28

2.1%

1,361

<15

1.0%

Lake Forest

Cape Henlopen
Delmar

632

<15

2.2%

622

<15

0.6%

634

<15

0.8%

2,228

47

2.1%

2,241

49

2.2%

2,211

46

2.1%

Laurel

506

44

8.7%

469

24

5.1%

491

25

5.1%

Seaford
Sussex Academy
of Arts &
Sciences

795

45

5.7%

740

37

5.0%

711

39

5.5%

52

<15

1.9%

Indian River

Sussex Tech

1,309

<15

0.3%

1,409

<15

0.2%

1,491

<15

0.1%

Woodbridge

592

23

3.9%

581

34

5.9%

570

12

2.1%

38,900

1,485

3.8%

38,613

1,106

2.9%

38,949

817

2.1%

Special Schools and ILCs are included in district dropout summary statistics. 3-Year Dropout Rates are calculated for schools with 3 years of
data and three-year enrollment totaling at least 150 students.

February, 2015

Dropout Data by School


2011-12

HIGH SCHOOLS

New Castle County

2012-13

2013-14

TOTAL

TOTAL

DROPOUT

TOTAL

TOTAL

DROPOUT

TOTAL

TOTAL

DROPOUT

ENROLLMENT

DROPOUTS

RATE

ENROLLMENT

DROPOUTS

RATE

ENROLLMENT

DROPOUTS

RATE

21,983

803

3.7%

21,778

593

2.7%

21,789

438

2.0%

Middletown HS

1,164

29

2.5%

1,222

<15

1.0%

1,281

<15

0.9%

Appoquinimink HS

1,492

27

1.8%

1,513

<15

0.5%

1,539

<15

0.7%

Howard Tech HS

895

<15

1.2%

851

<15

1.3%

899

<15

0.7%

St Georges Tech HS

1,043

<15

1.0%

1,037

<15

0.0%

1,022

<15

0.0%

Paul M. Hodgson

1,310

<15

0.2%

1,057

<15

0.4%

1,048

<15

0.7%

Delcastle Tech HS

1,456

23

1.6%

1,481

<15

0.7%

1,519

<15

0.7%

Brandywine HS

999

54

5.4%

989

46

4.7%

905

45

5.0%

1,315

40

3.0%

1,217

37

3.0%

1,099

20

1.8%

Mt Pleasant HS

929

29

3.1%

959

39

4.1%

1,032

<15

1.4%

Conrad School of Science

475

<15

0.4%

586

<15

0.3%

638

<15

0.2%

Cab Callaway School of Arts

456

<15

0.0%

470

<15

0.2%

488

<15

0.0%

Concord HS

John Dickinson HS

618

39

6.3%

726

54

7.4%

765

33

4.3%

1,254

57

4.5%

1,172

37

3.2%

1,110

37

3.3%

Thomas McKean HS

897

44

4.9%

864

28

3.2%

873

26

3.0%

Charter Sch of Wilm

970

15

1.5%

970

<15

0.8%

970

<15

0.5%

A. I. duPont HS

Christiana HS

984

72

7.3%

836

63

7.5%

839

29

3.5%

Glasgow HS

1,070

116

10.8%

981

53

5.4%

997

30

3.0%

Newark HS

1,449

99

6.8%

1,530

62

4.1%

1,549

30

1.9%

William Penn HS

1,922

75

3.9%

2,073

71

3.4%

2,187

79

3.6%

M.J. Moyer Academy


Delaware Acad of Public
Safety

102

29

28.4%

85

23

27.1%

131

16

12.2%

117

<15

0.9%

192

<15

1.0%

330

<15

0.0%

Delaware Mil. Acad.

559

<15

1.1%

556

<15

0.9%

568

<15

0.2%

8,151

253

3.1%

8,129

226

2.8%

8,415

131

1.6%

Positive Outcomes

83

<15

3.6%

87

<15

14.9%

85

<15

1.2%

Caesar Rodney HS

2,067

69

3.3%

2,081

92

4.4%

2,037

28

1.4%

Dover HS

1,507

57

3.8%

1,619

26

1.6%

1,696

26

1.5%

Polytech HS

1,180

<15

0.9%

1,183

<15

0.2%

1,206

<15

0.1%

Lake Forest HS

891

28

3.1%

896

20

2.2%

890

19

2.1%

Milford SR HS

830

33

4.0%

846

31

3.7%

1,049

26

2.5%

1,387

46

3.3%

1,387

34

2.5%

1,452

28

1.9%

Kent County

Smyrna HS

February, 2015

2011-12

HIGH SCHOOLS

Sussex County

2012-13

2013-14

TOTAL

TOTAL

DROPOUT

TOTAL

TOTAL

DROPOUT

TOTAL

TOTAL

DROPOUT

ENROLLMENT

DROPOUTS

RATE

ENROLLMENT

DROPOUTS

RATE

ENROLLMENT

DROPOUTS

RATE

7,202

201

2.8%

7,178

167

2.3%

7,334

135

1.8%

52

<15

1.9%

1,302

35

2.7%

1,264

27

2.1%

1,283

<15

0.8%

Delmar Sr HS

628

<15

2.2%

615

<15

0.7%

624

<15

0.8%

Indian River HS

910

18

2.0%

897

<15

1.4%

910

15

1.6%

Sussex Academy
Cape Henlopen HS

Sussex Central Sr HS

1,215

20

1.6%

1,249

27

2.2%

1,228

27

2.2%

Laurel Sr HS

492

42

8.5%

455

22

4.8%

479

24

5.0%

Seaford Sr HS

754

45

6.0%

708

37

5.2%

697

39

5.6%

Sussex Tech HS

1,309

<15

0.3%

1,409

<15

0.2%

1,491

<15

0.1%

Woodbridge HS

592

23

3.9%

581

34

5.9%

570

<15

2.1%

Special Schools and ILCs are NOT included in this table. All schools include grades 9 to 12.

February, 2015

Appendix A
Criteria for being identified as a dropout:
1. A student who completed the previous school year and who did not reach his or her 16th
birthday by the beginning of the current school and did not attend any days of the current
school year is considered dropout underage from the receiving school. This student should be
coded in eSchoolPLUS as Dropout-Underage. This underage dropout should have a withdrawal
date that is the same as the entry date (i.e., first day of school of the reporting year).
2. A student who completed the previous school year and who did reach his or her 16th birthday
by the beginning of the current school and did not attend any days of the current school year is
considered dropout-truancy from the receiving school. This student should be coded in
eSchoolPLUS as Dropout-Truancy. This dropout should have a withdrawal date that is the
same as the entry date (i.e., first day of school of the reporting year).
3. If a student has moved and there is no official documentation that he or she has transferred to
another school, he or she is counted as a dropout and code in eSchoolPLUS as DropoutUnderage or Dropout-Truancy depending on age.
4. A student who transfers to James H. Groves Adult High School during the current school year
and is not in attendance (enrolled) by September 30 of the next school year, is counted as
Dropout-Academic from the home school.
5. A student who transfers to James H. Groves Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs during
the current school year is counted as Dropout-Academic from the home school.
6. An expelled student is counted as a dropout if he or she does not return at the end of the
disciplinary period. This student should be coded in eSchoolPLUS as Dropout-Behavior.
7. A school leaver who has joined the military is counted as a dropout. This student should be
coded in eSchoolPLUS as Dropout-Military.
8. A school leaver who has joined Job Corps is counted as a dropout. This student should be
coded in eSchoolPLUS as Dropout-Employment.
9. A student withdrawn because of truancy is counted as a dropout. This student shall be coded
in eSchoolPLUS as Dropout-Underage or Dropout- Truancy depending on age. (A student
with an active truancy case with the Justice of the Peace Court shall not be withdrawn from
eSchoolPLUS.)
Criteria for not being identified as a dropout:
1. A student who remains enrolled in a public school in the State.
2. A student who receives a diploma or in the case of a special education student a district or
charter school issued Certificate should not be reported as a dropout.
3. A student who transfers to another public or private school should not be reported as a
dropout. Documentation of transfer needs to be preserved.
4. A student who moves out of state should not be reported as a dropout. Documentation of the
move needs to be preserved.
5. A students who dies should not be reported as a dropout.
6. A school leaver who is in a correctional institution or other state agency placement should not
be counted as a dropout.
7. A student who leaves the United States is not considered to be a dropout even if the school
district cannot document the students subsequent enrollment in school.

February, 2015

DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

COMPILED BY:

Challis Breithaupt
Education Associate, Accountability

Fran Purnell
Education Specialist, Data Analysis

Adrian Peoples, Ed.D.


Education Associate, Educational Research

February, 2015