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Dropout rate in Lexington-Richland Five continues to decline
Jul 16, 2012
IRMO, SC - July 16, 2012 - Lexington-Richland Five’s dropout rate continues to decline, based on information provided by the South Carolina Department of Education. The district’s dropout rate was only 1.3 percent, compared to 2.8 percent statewide. The number of students who dropped out decreased in all categories except one, which remained the same as the previous year.
In the school year ending in 2011, 66 Lexington-Richland Five students left high school compared to 121 in 2008, 92 in 2009 and 79 in 2010.
The dropout rates include students who formally withdraw from school and those who age out of the system at 21 years old. The calculations include students who neither graduate nor are confirmed to have transferred to another school as well as those who complete a GED instead of graduating traditionally.