While we track graduation based on four and five year cohorts of students, the federal government still requires states to report a one-year dropout rate.  This rate is calculated by looking at the number of students who drop out (grades 9-12) in a given school year.  This means that the dropout rate is not the inverse of the graduation rate. Students who receive GEDs, Modified Diplomas, etc., are not considered either graduates or dropouts but are included in the four- and five-year completer rates mentioned above. Click here for more information on dropout rates in Oregon. 

2011-12 Dropout Rates by Student Group:

Student Groups

2011-12

2010-11

All Students

3.4%

3.3%

White

3.0%

2.8%

Asian/ Pacific Islander

1.3%

1.4%

Black

5.9%

5.6%

Hispanic

4.5%

4.7%

Native American

7.7%

5.9%

Multi-Ethnic

3.3%

3.2%

Students with Disabilities

4.8%

4.3%

English Language Learner

5.1%

5.1%

Economically Disadvantaged

3.0%

2.7%

Females

2.8%

2.8%

Males

3.9%

3.7%

 

For an audio clip of Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton, go to:

http://video.orvsd.org/ode/Graduation_2012.MP3

For school district cohort graduation data, go to: www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=2644

For dropout data, go to: www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?=1

For the Essential Skills report, go to: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=2042

To access an FAQ on the graduation and dropout rates, go to: http://www.ode.state.or.us/superintendent/priorities/cohort-faq-2013.pdf