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Information Services - Statistical Reports

Dropout Rates 1997 - 1998

Projected Four-Year Dropout Rates by District

Class of 1997Class of 1998Class of 1999Class of 2000Class of 2001
DistrictRate (%)Rate (%)Rate (%)Rate (%)Rate (%)
Abington811 61216
Agawam121513 9 7
Amesbury111616 8 8
Andover3 6 5 2 2
Arlington8 6 5 7 6
Ashland0 0 1 0 2
Attleboro2529221917
Auburn 5 6 0 2 3
Avon8 0 5 5 4
Ayer211618 2 5
Barnstable20192320 5
Bedford5 5 3 1 0
Belchertown91010 913
Bellingham10 3 6 7 6
Belmont2 3 6 3 2
Beverly23222420 9
Billerica6 6 6 5 7
Boston2729263031
Bourne 8121147
Braintree 75668
Brockton 2830252013
Brookline 21000
Burlington 51466
Cambridge 13151389
Canton 73049
Carver 1317161415
Chatham 101210127
Chelmsford 35235
Chelsea 4027251443
Chicopee 2014402321
Clinton 2313252219
Cohasset 03000
Danvers 9711610
Dartmouth 934710
Dedham 121551513
Douglas 971771
Dracut 7715113
Duxbury 33112
East Bridgewater511121214
Easthampton 1815162017
East Longmeadow52212
Easton 34332
Everett 1413151517
Fairhaven 1722221917
Fall River 2321271616
Falmouth 2117202412
Fitchburg 138111218
Foxborough 1367114
Framingham 121491415
Franklin 48957
Gardner 9101299
Georgetown 544134
Gloucester 15101294
Grafton 101571514
Granby 891167
Greenfield 2722192228
Hadley 50950
Hanover 23334
Harvard 10001
Harwich 11312611
Hatfield00953
Haverhill 1114141517
Hingham 10313
Holbrook 10118912
Holliston 14111
Holyoke 3229193322
Hopedale 28502
Hopkinton 26452
Hudson 91112613
Hull3157152
Ipswich 10109118
Lawrence 4430233350
Lee 07946
Leicester 12229109
Lenox20332
Leominster 1718191512
Lexington 17323
Littleton 110133
Longmeadow 00202
Lowell 121091128
Ludlow 71013108
Lunenburg 191517106
Lynn 3226251621
Lynnfield 4 4 4 6 7
Malden2425241319
Manchester 2 5 4 8 8
Mansfield 811 11413
Marblehead 2 1 3 1 4
Marlborough 1611 916 9
Marshfield 7 6 5 612
Mashpee ------ 1 7
Maynard 14 7101013
Medfield 1 2 2 0 3
Medford 710 81010
Medway 5 4 7 9 7
Melrose4 3 5 5 3
Methuen 15 51115 6
Middleborough 1410 71018
Milford 1512 81115
Millbury 9 8 826 2
Millis 5 0 1 3 8
Milton 4 4 4 4 3
Monson 0 6101013
Nantucket 8 7 4 7 5
Natick 4 6 4 3 8
Needham1 0 2 2 3
New Bedford 3133323133
Newburyport 1417141317
Newton 5 4 3 4 4
North Adams 1411111413
Northampton 20 5101813
North Andover 5 412 7 9
North Attleborough 1017 91712
Northbridge 7 511 9 5
North Brookfield 1524212611
North Reading 2 4 5 2 8
Norton16 9101424
Norwell2 0 2 1 0
Norwood 11 7 7 9 6
Oxford 5 5 212 4
Palmer 6 7 5 510
Peabody 1614142013
Pittsfield 2521262219
Plymouth 7 7112017
Provincetown 12 3 0 0 3
Quincy 6 4 4 6 6
Randolph 171523 811
Reading7 4 5 6 4
Revere161514 918
Rockland 1112121410
Rockport 11 914 920
Salem 1820222322
Sandwich 8 4 6 8 9
Saugus1211111117
Scituate 3 3 5 1 4
Seekonk6 5 511 7
Sharon 4 3 2 4 2
Shrewsbury 14 8 810 8
Somerset 12 8 6 7 6
Somerville 2829222020
Southbridge 3422342640
South Hadley 1 4 2 5 6
Springfield 2537111817
Stoneham 3 2 3 2 5
Stoughton 1212 5 511
Sutton 5 7 21613
Swampscott 9 8 6 5 3
Swansea0 81012 8
Taunton 14 912 913
Tewksbury 9 7 61215
Tyngsborough 4 3 1 0 3
Uxbridge 19 6 510 8
Wakefield 951322
Walpole 15526
Waltham 1413191212
Ware1724162516
Wareham 91012237
Watertown 119788
Wayland 11121
Webster 1616121227
Wellesley 22313
Westborough 58463
West Boylston07266
West Bridgewater 15148130
Westfield 1621201114
Westford 63235
Weston 1 1 1 0 0
Westport 13 6121616
West Springfield 1414121519
Westwood 1 2 4 2 1
Weymouth 11 9111514
Wilmington 4 7 8 9 1
Winchendon 2021111413
Winchester 2 1 0 1 0
Winthrop 13 7 41520
Woburn 4 9 4 512
Worcester 3028272522
Northampton-Smith101212612
Worcester Trade Complex18026320
City on a Hill CS----0 0 2
Sabis International CS--------0
Lowell Middlesex Acad CS---- 586521
Martha's Vineyard CS------00
Mass Acad Math & Science-- -- 000
Northstar CS------4213
Francis W Parker CS------00
Pioneer Valley CS------0 3
Somerville CS--------0
South Shore CS----024 5
Acton-Boxborough3 2 5 5 5
Adams-Cheshire2016201816
Amherst-Pelham13151013 9
Ashburnham-Westminster11 7 8 5 3
Athol-Royalston2522182122
Berkshire Hills6 6 6 8 3
Berlin-Boylston7 5 514 5
Blackstone-Millville1616161814
Bridgewater-Raynham6 6 5 8 5
Central Berkshire11 6 51214
Concord-Carlisle1 2 1 1 2
Dennis-Yarmouth1616201822
Dighton-Rehoboth6 7 8 6 7
Dover-Sherborn 2 3 0 0 0
Dudley-Charlton Reg2320171611
Nauset 9 5 8 6 7
Freetown-Lakeville1013122215
Frontier7 5 1 3 5
Gateway13 5101217
Groton-Dunstable12 712 5 6
Gill-Montague 1615192013
Hamilton-Wenham 34333
Hampden-Wilbraham 77655
Hampshire 119694
King Philip 34868
Lincoln-Sudbury 22211
Marthas Vineyard 9119711
Masconomet 67597
Mendon-Upton 04250
Mount Greylock6610123
Mohawk Trail 96172011
Narragansett141516138
Nashoba 127663
Northboro-Southboro 53672
North Middlesex 6151389
Old Rochester51133
Pentucket 45552
Pioneer Valley 16119412
Quabbin 129151214
Ralph C Mahar1519172422
Silver Lake 99395
Southern Berkshire 6148615
Southwick-Tolland 11149612
Spencer E Brookfield 1417191311
Tantasqua 15118117
Triton 69989
Wachusett 44484
Quaboag Regional 1211151114
Whitman-Hanson610956
Assabet Valley 1616161415
Blackstone Valley Reg 410110
Blue Hills Voc706106
Bristol-Plymouth Voc Tech 577106
Cape Cod Reg Voc Tech188121910
Franklin County 317162511
Greater Fall River 115715
Greater Lawrence 15131387
Greater New Bedford 712162911
Greater Lowell Voc Tec1111111110
S Middlesex Voc Tech Reg06745
Minute Man Voc Tech 411367
Montachusett Voc Tech2416241813
Northern Berkshire Voc26324
Nashoba Valley Tech 1416284
Northeast Metro Voc 5831110
North Shore Reg Voc 1412111411
Old Colony Voc Tech 610834
Pathfinder Voc Tech 47141310
Shawsheen Valley Voc Tech11991010
Southeastern Reg Voc Tech151818318
South Shore Reg Voc Tech2012897
S Worcester County Voc16581616
Tri County 10111256
Upper Cape Cod Voc Tech61112522
Whittier Voc 588810
Bristol County Agr 65112
Essex Agr Tech71212117
Norfolk County Agr 60057

Note: the dropout rate accounts for dropouts who returned to school by the following October 1; data prior to the Class of 1996 did not have this adjustment made and are not comparable to these figures.

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Last Updated: September 1, 1999
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