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These reports present district and school dropout data. Analyses address dropout status by grade level, race/ethnicity, gender, economic disadvantage, and English language proficiency.
San Diego Unified reports dropout data to the California Department of Education (CDE) through the annual data submission process. The CDE defines a dropout as any student in grades
Although this general definition has applied for many years, it is important to note that in recent years there have been significant changes in a) dropout working definitions,
b) reporting methods, c) additional steps taken to follow up on dropouts, and d) the ability to search for students in the state's database. These changes must be considered when
reviewing recent dropout rates and rates over time.
left school before graduation or attainment of the legal equivalent (passed the General Educational Development [GED] examination or the California High School Proficiency
Examination [CHSPE] or received an adult education diploma) and
did not return to a school or an educational program by the first Wednesday in October (i.e., Census Day) of the following school year.
Select a report from one of the years below.