Some Facts Relating to Students’ Dropout Percentage From School


The zeitgeist of students drop out rate from schools has undergone changes since the time of 90’s. Comparing the data of late 90’s to that of the early 20th century shows that the differing reasons as to why students keep away from schools. Following are some important facts regarding reasons for students’ dropout:

  • In the year 1992, the highest percentage, that is 42.9% of students dropped out of schools due to the fact of not liking the school. Whereas in 2006 the highest number of students dropped out of school because they thought it would be easy for them to get into GED (General Educational Diploma). 40.5% of the students dropped due to this reason.
  • In the year 1992, the second most common reason for students to drop out schools was that failing in school. Due to failing in schools 38.7% of students dropped out of schools. Whereas in 2016, failing in schools was the third most common reason for students’ dropout with 38% of dropouts.
  • In the year 2006, 43.5% of the students were pushed out of schools for being absentees.
  • The percentage of students who dropped out of school because they could not get along with teachers increased from 22.8% in the year 1992 to 25% in the year 2006.
  • While only 6% of students left schools in 1992 because they did not feel safe, 10% of students kept away from schools for the same in 2006.
  • While only 15.5 % of students became dropouts because they were either expelled or suspended from the school. In 2006, around 26.8 % of student were dropouts because they were suspended or expelled from the school.
  • In 1992, 11.9% students dropped out of schools because they had to take care of a family member, whereas in 2006 15.5% students left school for the same reason.
  • In order to lend family support 11.6% of the students dropped off their respective schools in 1992, whereas 20% of the students left schools to support their family in 2006.