Dropouts by race and Hispanic origin in Florida

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The number of cohort-based dropouts by race and Hispanic origin. The cohort-based dropouts are the number of students who drop out of school within four years of their first enrollment in ninth grade. Subsequent to their enrollment in ninth grade, students who transfer out and deceased students are removed from the cohort. Entering transfer students are included in the cohort for the class with which they are scheduled to graduate, based on their date of enrollment. In a cohort, at the end of four years students can be classified as graduates, dropouts or non-graduates. A dropout is defined as a student who withdraws from school for any of several reasons without transferring to another school, home education program or adult education program.

Race and Hispanic categories are as follows:
White alone, non-Hispanic - a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa;
Black alone, non-Hispanic - a person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa;
Other race non-Hispanic - a person choosing one of the following race categories:
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native alone- a person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment;
  • Asian alone- a person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam;
  • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander alone- a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands;
  • Two or more races - a person having origins of two or more of the above listed racial categories.

Hispanic - A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, “Spanish origin” can be used in addition to “Hispanic or Latino”.



Data Source: Division of Accountability, Research and Measurement, Bureau of PK-20 Education Reporting and Accessibility, Florida Department of Education, Tallahassee, FL

Footnotes: An asterisk (*) represents data that are suppressed due to confidentiality.