The Johns Hopkins study compares the number of freshmen and seniors at schools between 2001 and 2006. While it didn't track whether those students actually graduated, researchers said schools that lose more than half of their freshmen class by senior year usually don't get them back by graduation.
The study identified 1,700 schools across the nation as "dropout factories" where no more than 60 percent of freshmen make it to senior year. That number included 11 schools in Hillsborough, 10 in Pinellas, ,7 in Pasco, 5 in Polk,3 in Sarasota,2 in Hernando and 1 in Manatee.
FLA Politics calls this "another Jebacy." Florida and South Carolina have the highest percentages. About half of high schools in those states classify as dropout factories.
From the report:
“Dropout Factory” may be viewed as a harsh and unfair term. We [Center for Social Organization of Schools (CSOS) at Johns Hopkins University] use it to describe a harsh and unfair situation, under-resourced and over-challenged high schools which educate primarily low income and minority students and year after year are unable to graduate the majority or near majority of students who enter the school. We recognize that these schools are filled with hard working and dedicated teachers and administrators and resilient students. Our goal is to shine a spotlight on what has been called a “Silent Epidemic” the low graduation rates of the nation’s low income and minority students and to demonstrate that the dropout crisis is concentrated in a relatively small sub-set of schools.
HERNANDO COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
FRANK W. SPRINGSTEAD HIGH SCHOOL
CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT:
EAST BAY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
HILLSBOROUGH SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
KING SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
LETO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
PLANT CITY HIGH SCHOOL
ROBINSON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
JEFFERSON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
TAMPA BAY TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL
BLOOMINGDALE HIGH SCHOOL
WHARTON HIGH SCHOOL 0.58 0.70
FL MANATEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
BAYSHORE HIGH SCHOOL
PASCO COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
PASCO HIGH SCHOOL
ZEPHYRHILLS HIGH SCHOOL
GULF HIGH SCHOOL
HUDSON HIGH SCHOOL
RIDGEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
RIVER RIDGE MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL
JAMES W. MITCHELL HIGH SCHOOL
FL PINELLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOCA CIEGA HIGH SCHOOL
CLEARWATER HIGH SCHOOL DIXIE M. HOLLINS HIGH SCHOOL
DUNEDIN HIGH SCHOOL GIBBS HIGH SCHOOL LAKEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL PINELLAS PARK HIGH SCHOOL ST. PETERSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
SEMINOLE HIGH SCHOOL OSCEOLA HIGH SCHOOL
FL POLK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
AUBURNDALE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
KATHLEEN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL GAUSE ACADEMY OF LEADERSHIP
LAKE WALES SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
HAINES CITY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
FROSTPROOF MIDDLE/SENIOR HIGH
FL SARASOTA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOOKER HIGH SCHOOL
RICHARD MILBURN ACADEMY OF FLORIDA
All data from the study in pdf are HERE.
Another legacy from Jeb Bush.