Drop-out Rates in High School

Individual and Contextual Factors

Understanding the Problem

Too many students are dropping out of high school and we need to change that. First, we as teachers and professionals need to understand why this is happening, and then we need to figure out a way to change it and inspire our students to be the best that they can be.

The Cost of Dropping Out

Students who drop out of high school soon realize they have to work for a living and their options for careers becomes limited because they did not finish high school. Going onto college and succeeding after dropping out of high school is challenging to say the least. Students without a high school diploma that never go on to college either on average make less than $20,000 per year. This is not enough to live comfortably or raise a family, if they choose to do so.
America's High School Dropout Epidemic