Building a Grad Nation: Reducing the number of "Dropout Factory" Schools

July 1, 2011

attending dropout factory schools has declined from 2.6 million in 2002 to 2.1
million in 2009 – nearly a 20 percent improvement. Focusing on “dropout
factory” schools--schools that represent a small fraction of all public high
schools in America but account for about half of all high school dropouts each
year--this update of the November, 2010 Grad Nation report
offers hope, for the number of such schools has declined. California,
South Carolina, Illinois,
North Carolina, Connecticut,
and Tennessee
showed the greatest progress.

Read how Ohio schools remedied low graduation rates using tactics here, and check out the video below about Building a Grad Nation:

Also check out this video about the Building a Grad Nation plan: