Dropout Reduction: Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery


The following links provide some basic information to describe the high school dropout problem in Massachusetts and nationally.

Who is Dropping Out?

Massachusetts Data:

The Department releases annual dropout rates reports (available from the 1993-94 School Year to the present).

The Department releases cohort graduation rates data (available from the 2006 cohort to the present).

National Data:

The National Center for Education Statistics report Dropout Rates in the United States: 2005 View External Link

Contact Us

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370


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