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Information Services - Statistical Reports

Dropout Rates 1995 - 1996

Note: the dropout rate accounts for dropouts who returned to school by the following October 1; data prior to 1993 did not have this adjustment made and are not comparable to these figures

Annual Dropout Rates by School & District
DistrictSchool1993 Rate1994 Rate1995 Rate1996 Rate1996 Dropouts (#)1996 Enrollment
AbingtonAbington High0.62.02.71.59593
AgawamAgawam High3.13.33.73.2401,239
AmesburyAmesbury High2.42.84.14.025620
AndoverAndover High0.80.91.41.3171,299
ArlingtonArlington High0.82.11.61.212972
AshlandAshland High0.00.00.00.21429
AttleboroAttleboro High6.06.48.06.2811,299
 Attleboro Voc Tech8.38.37.54.110244
 Total6.56.87.95.9911,543
AuburnAuburn Sr High0.51.41.50.00596
AvonAvon Middle/High0.01.90.01.33228
AyerAyer Jr/Sr High3.45.13.64.210240
BarnstableBarnstable High3.85.55.16.41061,659
BedfordBedford High0.21.01.40.74597
BelchertownBelchertown High1.42.22.32.413538
BellinghamBellingham Memorial1.31.50.21.58544
 Bellingham Alt Jr/Sr1826.920.00.0025
 Total2.02.70.71.48569
BelmontBelmont High0.50.50.71.412881
BeverlyBeverly High2.96.36.16.6801,205
BillericaBillerica Memorial0.81.71.51.4201,438
BostonWilliam McKinley2124.530.222.644195
 Brighton High9.59.210.111.11261,133
 Charlestown High9.28.67.29.11051,152
 Dorchester High1614.216.016.61841,111
 Jeremiah E Burke4.96.816.412.992713
 East Boston High7.510.55.74.9571,155
 The English High9.013.211.910.01251,253
 Madison Park High1212.018.312.51931,549
 Boston Latin Academy0.30.30.20.22946
 Hyde Park High7.35.57.45.0541,088
 Boston Latin0.10.10.00.111,559
 South Boston High117.87.27.3771,061
 West Roxbury School4.53.13.01.2161,291
 Boston Tech High1.72.11.81.515993
 Boston High127.24.04.844921
 Snowden Int'L High4.54.86.27.436486
 Horace Mann3.40.02.910.0330
 Downtown Evening   28.535123
 Fenway Middle   6.014234
 Another Course to   3.84105
 Total7.67.58.17.21,22717,098
BourneBourne High1.82.03.22.815540
BraintreeBraintree High1.01.61.31.4171,174
BrocktonLincoln Altern Sch3550.027.514.0643
 Brockton High8.77.78.17.32333,211
 Total9.08.38.47.32393,254
BrooklineBrookline High0.50.50.40.111,712
BurlingtonBurlington High0.41.30.31.09936
CambridgeCambridge Rindge & Latin4.03.34.23.0601,989
CantonCanton High1.11.80.90.00665
CarverCarver High3.44.64.122 532
ChathamChatham High1.32.53.42.85180
ChelmsfordChelmsford High0.60.91.30.581,482
ChelseaChelsea High8.512.47.46.657866
ChicopeeChicopee High5.46.31.316.11651,028
 Chicopee Compreh HS5.45.16.09.01241,376
 Total5.45.63.9122892,404
ClintonClinton Sr High3.06.33.86.427421
CohassetCohasset Jr/Sr High0.00.00.70.00292
DanversDanvers High0.81.41.52.321894
 Danvers Altern High3.830.08.731.3516
 Total0.92.11.72.926910
DartmouthDartmouth High1.12.20.81.1121,089
DedhamDedham High0.83.03.81.39682
DouglasDouglas Memorial1.62.11.44.911224
DracutDracut Sr High2.61.81.63.734920
DuxburyDuxbury High0.40.70.70.43763
East BridgewaterEast Bridgewater1.81.32.93.018605
EasthamptonEasthampton High3.84.53.94.222522
East LongmeadowEast Longmeadow High0.81.10.40.54786
EastonEaston Jr High0.01.01.40.41235
 Oliver Ames High0.80.61.01.06625
 Total0.60.71.10.87 860
EverettEverett High5.03.73.54.1501,224
FairhavenFairhaven High2.94.75.85.832548
Fall RiverB M C Durfee High8.76.76.18.12202,718
FalmouthFalmouth High3.75.24.45.2781,510
FitchburgFitchburg High3.43.22.02.624919
FoxboroughFoxborough High1.43.41.51.611669
FraminghamFramingham High3.23.23.62.5441,757
FranklinFranklin High1.01.12.02.220913
GardnerGardner High2.82.32.53.225784
GeorgetownGeorgetown Jr/Sr1.41.41.01.03305
GloucesterGloucester High3.73.72.92.928973
 Gloucester Alt High2012.58.38.8334
 Total3.93.93.03.1311,007
GraftonGrafton Memorial Sr1.12.73.91.77413
GranbyGranby Jr/Sr High0.41.92.63.07236
GreenfieldGreenfield Sr High6.87.45.75.129569
HadleyHopkins Academy0.01.50.02.13140
HanoverHanover High0.40.60.80.95539
HarvardBromfield0.00.40.00.00298
HarwichHarwich High0.92.60.8 2.911378
HatfieldSmith Academy2.90.00.02.23134
HaverhillHaverhill High3.52.83.93.8561,476
HinghamHingham High0.00.40.00.76834
HolbrookHolbrook Jr/Sr High0.62.60.44.813271
HollistonHolliston High0.40.30.90.43813
HolyokeHolyoke High1113.59.27.6961,265
 Wm J Dean Voc Tech3.93.76.91.611697
 Total8.39.58.35.51071,962
HopedaleHopedale Jr/Sr High1.00.41.71.43219
HopkintonHopkinton Jr/Sr High0.00.61.51.04382
HudsonHudson High1.82.23.03.116524
HullHull Jr/Sr High1.40.84.01.76349
IpswichIpswich High0.72.62.52.29407
LawrenceLawrence High1413.88.66.41261,962
LeeLee High0.30.01.61.96309
LeicesterLeicester High2.13.16.12.210450
LenoxLenox Memorial High0.40.40.00.82238
LeominsterLeominster Sr High5.04.24.63.9431,090
 Leominster High Trade6.55.45.18.032402
 Total5.4 4.54.85.0751,492
LexingtonLexington High0.10.41.90.691,434
LittletonLittleton Jr/Sr High0.52.90.00.31295
LongmeadowLongmeadow High0.50.10.00.55971
LowellLowell High3.13.32.82.6702,720
LudlowLudlow Sr High1.71.82.43.228872
LunenburgLunenburg High1.95.03.94.421473
LynnClassical High6.37.86.32.926887
 Lynn English High9.913.08.29.81241,261
 O'Keefe Altern High6.525.940.027.11348
 Lynn Voc Tech Inst3.84.65.56.657869
 Total7.19.37.27.22203,065
LynnfieldLynnfield High0.81.01.03.214442
MaldenMalden High2.16.57.36.1761,243
ManchesterManchester Jr/Sr1.80.51.40.92231
MansfieldMansfield High2.02.02.90.43788
MarbleheadMarblehead High0.30.60.10.75684
MarlboroughMarlborough High2.44.42.92.419802
MarshfieldMarshfield High1.31.71.61.3141,045
MaynardMaynard High3.93.51.71.95264
MedfieldMedfield Sr High0.00.20.40.42509
MedfordMedford High1.11.62.81.1121,064
 Curtis-Tufts5.010.810.323.7938
 Medford Voc Tech1.61.51.22.77263
 Total1.31.82.72.128 1,365
MedwayMedway High0.41.31.01.89501
MelroseMelrose High0.60.90.71.413923
MethuenMethuen High5.34.01.13.0481,588
MiddleboroughMiddleborough High2.33.62.51.815819
MilfordMilford High2.13.73.22.0211,027
MillburyMillbury Memorial3.92.32.32.18388
MillisMillis High0.81.20.00.41262
MiltonMilton High0.11.10.91.08777
MonsonMonson Jr/Sr High1.80.01.52.59367
NantucketNantucket High1.51.81.60.82255
NatickNatick High0.51.01.11.110928
 East School9.17.736.40.0010
 Total0.61.11.61.110938
NeedhamNeedham High0.20.30.00.441,036
New BedfordNew Bedford High108.89.28.72893,335
 New Bedford Alt4430.235.739.32461
 Total119.19.59.23133,396
NewburyportNewburyport High3.83.74.63.723630
NewtonNewton North High0.41.31.41.0171,738
 Newton South High0.60.80.30.341,180
 Total0.41.11.00.7212,918
North AdamsDrury High4.13.62.72.515599
NorthamptonNorthampton High3.25.41.52.721792
North AndoverNorth Andover High1.01.21.13.227855
North AttleboroughNorth Attleboro High2.92.64.32.322954
NorthbridgeNorthbridge Jr-Sr1.81.71.22.712452
North BrookfieldNorth Brookfield1.54.36.15.310188
North ReadingNorth Reading High1.10.60.91.36467
NortonNorton High2.84.42.52.312524
NorwellNorwell High0.50.50.00.52441
NorwoodNorwood High1.92.91.91.817964
OxfordOxford High0.61.21.40.42502
PalmerPalmer High1.61.61.91.36451
PeabodyVeterans Memorial2.34.53.83.9601,549
 Peabody Altern High260.00.00.0017
 Peabody Vocational7.7    0
 Total3.04.43.83.8601,566
PittsfieldPittsfield High3.84.44.35.652932
 Taconic High6.75.43.32.918619
 Hibbard Alternative4233.321.538.82667
 Pittsfield4.88.17.412.339318
 Total6.46.55.27.01351,936
PlymouthPlymouth North High0.42.42.0 211,036
 Plymouth South High 2.81.33.732857
 Plymouth South 2.50.92.813462
 Total1.71.72.8 662,355
ProvincetownProvincetown High3.33.10.80.00129
QuincyQuincy High1.91.20.80.781,204
 North Quincy High1.61.81.21.3161,204
 Total1.71.51.01.0242,408
RandolphRandolph Jr/Sr High2.54.64.06.356884
ReadingReading Memorial2.51.70.91.3131,013
RevereRevere High3.94.53.73.6381,055
RocklandRockland Sr High1.62.83.12.918614
RockportRockport Middle/High1.32.92.23.58231
SalemSalem High6.54.75.35.9651,096
SandwichSandwich High0.92.11.01.412879
SaugusSaugus High1.13.13.03.024808
ScituateScituate High0.80.70.81.28649
SeekonkSeekonk High1.11.51.21.27595
SharonSharon High0.31.00.80.54763
ShrewsburyShrewsbury Sr High2.33.42.02.020978
SomersetSomerset High1.13.02.11.6161,005
SomervilleNext Wave Jr High 50.00.010.0110
 Somerville High5.26.27.15.2971,856
 Full Circle High2351.829.827.11659
 Total5.77.57.75.91141,925
SouthbridgeSouthbridge High1010.56.09.953535
South HadleySouth Hadley High0.20.30.90.53659
SpringfieldBridge Academy Jr & 500.0    0
 Springfield Central2.24.21.40.372,738
 High School of Commerce1713.618.53.6411,128
 Middle College High  20.534.92983
 Bridge Academy Jr & Sr  36.96.27113
 Putnam Voc Tech High135.021.34.0591,462
 Total106.6122.61435,524
StonehamStoneham High0.90.80.50.65799
StoughtonStoughton High2.43.13.11.3131,008
SuttonSutton High0.81.11.70.62311
SwampscottSwampscott High0.32.32.21.510684
SwanseaJoseph Case High2.30.02.02.718678
TauntonTaunton High6.73.62.23.2501,545
TewksburyTewksbury Memorial2.02.31.91.513849
TyngsboroughTyngsborough Jr/Sr1.41.10.80.21406
UxbridgeUxbridge High2.84.51.41.36453
WakefieldWakefield Memorial2.92.31.23.331953
WalpoleWalpole High0.50.41.21.311827
WalthamWaltham Sr High2.13.02.42.8381,355
 Waltham Vocational1114.314.630.837120
 Total2.83.83.45.1751,475
WareWare High4.94.66.64.512269
WarehamWareham Sr High1.22.42.53.223721
WatertownWatertown High2.52.82.31.711658
WaylandWayland High0.00.20.30.21619
WebsterBartlett Jr/Sr High3.04.34.22.915509
WellesleyWellesley Sr High0.10.70.40.75750
WestboroughWestborough High1.21.31.91.28690
West BoylstonWest Boylston Jr/Sr0.90.02.00.41270
West BridgewaterWest Bridgewater4.03.63.82.05247
WestfieldWestfield High5.24.14.04.5611,369
 Westfield0.031.8   0
 Westfield Voc High4.22.211.28.140492
 Total5.04.15.75.41011,861
WestfordWestford Academy0.41.60.80.65902
WestonWeston High0.00.20.20.21434
WestportWestport High2.83.31.52.914 482
West SpringfieldWest Springfield4.23.93.83.5381,097
WestwoodWestwood High0.00.20.41.05496
WeymouthWeymouth Jr High0.20.21.10.21420
 Weymouth High/Voc3.23.72.83.7481,297
 Total2.52.82.42.9491,717
WilmingtonWilmington High2.10.91.92.013653
WinchendonMurdock High5.46.26.02.38353
WinchesterWinchester High0.60.40.40.00812
WinthropWinthrop Sr High0.23.31.61.06589
WoburnWoburn High 1.12.4 1.0111,097
WorcesterBurncoat Senior High8.37.79.2 9.0 1011,119
 Doherty Memorial6.76.8 5.52.4 311,311
  North High3.08.4 12.4 12.7114 899
 South High Community1111.06.4 7.896 1,228
 Total7.4 8.58.07.5 342 4,557
Northampton-SmithSmith Voc & Agr High 2.5 2.6 3.03.0 15506
Worcester Trade Worcester Voc High4.14.7 0.0 6.656854
City on a Hill CSCity on a Hill CS    0.0 065
Lowell Middlesex Lowell Middlesex   39.0 39100
Mass Acad Math &Mass Acad Math &     0.0 0 64
South Shore CS South Shore CS   0.00 34
YouthBuild Boston CSYouthBuild Boston CS   43.326 60
Acton-BoxboroughActon-Boxborough Reg0.20.80.6 1.316 1,278
Adams-CheshireHoosac Valley High3.5 5.3 3.9 5.3 28526
Amherst-PelhamAmherst Reg Jr High 0.4 0.0 0.00.00318
 Amherst Reg High 4.64.55.2 3.5 27 775
 Total3.63.33.9 2.5271,093
Ashburnham-Westminst
Oakmont Reg High
2.12.61.8 2.114 680
Athol-RoyalstonAthol High 4.4 6.65.94.927 551
Berkshire Hills Monument Mt Reg High1.9 1.5 1.6 1.4 10703
Berlin-BoylstonTahanto Reg High 0.5 1.5 1.4 1.3 3227
Blackstone-MillvilleBlackstone Millville 3.9 4.2 4.24.020504
Bridgewater-Raynham Bridgewater-Raynham 0.2 1.5 1.6 1.3 19 1,412
Central BerkshireWahconah Reg High 2.1 2.71.4 1.1 8714
Concord-CarlisleConcord-Carlisle 0.10.2 0.30.33907
Dennis-YarmouthDennis-Yarmouth Reg 2.54.2 4.15.6 621,109
Dighton-RehobothDighton-Rehoboth Reg 1.11.61.71.815 839
Dover-SherbornDover-Sherborn Reg 0.00.50.70.00428
Dudley-Charlton RegShepherd Hill Reg 3.76.25.4 4.433756
Nauset Nauset Reg High2.1 2.11.2 1.9 18934
Freetown-LakevilleApponequet Reg High 1.42.63.2 3.022744
FrontierFrontier Reg 0.61.9 1.40.3 1380
GatewayGateway Reg High 2.53.61.32.410411
Groton-DunstableGroton-Dunstable Reg2.02.71.8 2.7 11408
Gill-Montague Turners Fall High 3.2 3.8 3.7 5.2 20381
Hamilton-WenhamHamilton-Wenham Reg0.70.8 0.9 0.86718
Hampden-WilbrahamMinnechaug Reg High0.91.81.91.615 965
HampshireHampshire Reg High2.2 2.82.2 1.57464
King Philip King Philip Reg High1.20.81.1 1.917 882
Lincoln-SudburyLincoln-Sudbury Reg 0.4 0.6 0.50.4 4939
Marthas VineyardMarthas Vineyard Reg2.72.4 2.9 2.3 13 569
MasconometMasconomet Reg Jr/Sr1.71.31.7 1.110897
Mendon-UptonNipmuc Reg High0.0 0.0 0.9 0.62357
Mount Greylock Mt Greylock Reg High1.21.5 1.62.5 11447
Mohawk TrailMohawk Trail Reg2.4 2.11.7 4.6 23 499
NarragansettNarragansett Reg 2.7 3.7 4.1 4.215357
NashobaNashoba Reg High 1.0 2.8 1.61.512799
Northboro-SouthboroAlgonquin Reg High 0.7 1.3 0.7 1.5 12 825
North MiddlesexNorth Middlesex Reg1.4 1.6 4.03.234 1,065
Old RochesterOld Rochester Reg1.21.20.3 0.3 2 591
PentucketPentucket Reg Sr 1.00.9 1.2 1.1 8697
Pioneer Valley Pioneer Valley Reg 0.84.52.72.16289
Plymouth-Carver Plymouth-North High3.1    0
 Carver High 2.2      0
 Plymouth South High2.0    0
 Plymouth South5.3     0
 Total3.0   0 0
QuabbinQuabbin Reg Jr/Sr3.52.92.33.926673
Ralph C Mahar Ralph C Mahar Reg 4.33.7 5.2 4.822 462
Silver LakeSilver Lake Reg Jr0.30.70.0  0
 Silver Lake Reg High 3.12.73.10.8 12 1,592
 Total 2.4 2.2 2.3 0.8121,592
Southern BerkshireMt Everett Reg 2.7 1.9 3.8 2.26275
Southwick-TollandSouthwick High2.5 2.83.52.313554
Spencer E Brookfield David Prouty High 2.53.74.35.231 599
TantasquaTantasqua Reg Jr0.5 2.11.4 1.0 2 197
 Tantasqua Reg Sr2.03.7 4.02.1 12580
 Tantasqua Reg Voc9.58.10.6 3.25156
 Total 2.8 4.12.82.0 19 933
TritonTriton Reg High 3.01.6 2.2 2.316694
WachusettWachusett Reg High2.01.1 0.9 0.9141,485
Quaboag RegionalQuaboag Reg High 3.73.2 2.73.7 14 381
Whitman-HansonWhitman Hanson Reg2.01.5 2.62.222 999
Assabet Valley Assabet Valley Voc 2.53.84.14.3 34790
Blackstone Valley Blackstone Valley 2.01.00.1 0.0 0 800
Blue Hills Voc Blue Hills Reg Voc1.5 1.8 0.0 1.412 837
Bristol-Plymouth VocBristol-Plymouth Voc1.1 1.2 1.9 1.7 12 726
Cape Cod Reg Voc Cape Cod Reg Voc 8.44.8 1.9 2.8 14 501
Franklin County Franklin County Tech9.48.3 1.84.3 20469
Greater Fall RiverDiman Reg Voc Tech0.92.7 1.2 1.9 21 1,135
Greater LawrenceGr Lawrence Reg Voc 3.9 3.96.7 7.2 103 1,425
Greater New Bedford Gr New Bedford Voc0.31.62.94.575 1,682
Greater Lowell VocGr Lowell Reg Voc 3.1 3.3 2.8 3.1 611,940
S Middlesex Voc Tech Joseph P Keefe Tech1.90.0 1.6 1.610 627
Minute Man Voc Tech Minute Man Voc Tech 0.71.02.60.86767
Montachusett VocMontachusett Voc 4.56.3 4.0 6.2 57 922
Northern Berkshire Charles McCann Voc 0.30.21.40.7 3434
Nashoba Valley Tech Nashoba Valley Tech3.8 3.7 4.10.6 3 541
Northeast Metro Voc Northeast Metro Reg1.41.31.8 0.781,122
North Shore Reg VocNorth Shore Reg Voc6.0 3.8 2.9 2.7 13475
Old Colony Voc TechOld Colony Reg Voc 1.31.4 2.3 2.010 494
Pathfinder Voc Tech Pathfinder Voc Tech2.7 0.91.8 3.3 19 579
Shawsheen Valley VocShawsheen Valley Voc2.5 2.8 2.3 2.3 271,159
Southeastern Reg VocSoutheastern Reg Voc 3.1 3.74.6 4.5 53 1,172
South Shore Reg VocSo Shore Voc Tech 2.45.0 3.0 2.1 11536
S Worcester CountyBay Path Reg Voc 2.64.3 1.2 2.0 20990
Tri CountyTri County Reg Voc1.52.4 2.7 2.721 772
Upper Cape Cod VocUpper Cape Cod Voc 0.0 1.3 2.73.0 15 508
Whittier Voc Whittier Reg Voc 1.71.31.7 2.0 23 1,134
Bristol County Agr Bristol County Agr 4.51.5 1.20.31 347
Essex Agr TechEssex Agr & Tech 2.11.5 3.2 3.1 10325
Norfolk County AgrNorfolk County Agr0.01.30.0 0.00434

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