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Comprehending the
student drop out rates
in Wake County
William Peace University, Raleigh, N.C.
Anthony McCue, Max William...
Introduction
 Students who do not receive their diploma have a less
likely chance at obtaining a job post-primary educati...
Causes for dropping out
 Family Issus
 School
difficulty
 Pregnancy
 Expulsion
 Job Offers
• Self-Made Money
• Mental...
Method
 We gave Wake County jail prisoners a survey to those who
dropped out of high school
 We gave the same questionna...
Drop Out Reasoning by
Frequency
Family Issues School Difficulty Pregnancy Expelled Job Offer(s) Self-Made Money Mental Iss...
Drop Out Reasoning by Race
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
Family Issues School
Difficulty
Pregnancy Expelled Job Offer(s) Self-Made
Money
M...
Limitations
 Low number of surveyors who completed the survey
 Indirectly applied the questionnaire
Ideas for Future Research
 Does the reasoning for dropping out change over time?
 What can be done to lower the high sch...
Possible Solutions
 Wake County can apply a mandatory family-teacher
conference
 Create a required education course on t...
References
 Wake County Jail
 Open ended surveys were provided to inmates and all of
our data was collected from such su...
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Wake County high school drop out rates.

A small collection of data from Wake County prisoners, including: age, race, reason for dropping out of school, and various additional information.

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Wake County high school drop out rates.

  1. 1. Comprehending the student drop out rates in Wake County William Peace University, Raleigh, N.C. Anthony McCue, Max Williams, Alex Jarrell
  2. 2. Introduction  Students who do not receive their diploma have a less likely chance at obtaining a job post-primary education  There are various reasons for students not receiving their primary education degree.  What are these reasons for dropping out?
  3. 3. Causes for dropping out  Family Issus  School difficulty  Pregnancy  Expulsion  Job Offers • Self-Made Money • Mental Issues • Social Life • Boredom
  4. 4. Method  We gave Wake County jail prisoners a survey to those who dropped out of high school  We gave the same questionnaire to high school dropouts in the Wake County jail, allowing them to write anything that they want as the answers to them  Questionnaire: 17 Questions  8 Open ended questions  5 Multiple Choice questions
  5. 5. Drop Out Reasoning by Frequency Family Issues School Difficulty Pregnancy Expelled Job Offer(s) Self-Made Money Mental Issues Social Life Boredom Frequency X X X 1 2 X X X 3 X X 4 5 X 6 Family Issues: 25% School Difficulty: 10% Pregnancy: 10% Expulsion: 15% Job Offer(s): 15% Self-Made Money: 10% Mental Issue: 5% Social Life: 5% Boredom: 5%
  6. 6. Drop Out Reasoning by Race 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Family Issues School Difficulty Pregnancy Expelled Job Offer(s) Self-Made Money Mental Issues Social Life Boredom NumberofDropouts Justifications High School Dropouts' Justifications by Race African Am. White Hispanic Bi-Racial Native Am. Other Unspecified Total:
  7. 7. Limitations  Low number of surveyors who completed the survey  Indirectly applied the questionnaire
  8. 8. Ideas for Future Research  Does the reasoning for dropping out change over time?  What can be done to lower the high school dropout rate?
  9. 9. Possible Solutions  Wake County can apply a mandatory family-teacher conference  Create a required education course on the possibilities after obtaining a primary education degree  Also encourage collegiate opportunities  The course can focus on issues such as long term financial stability to contrast a quick salary that can be obtained by dropping out.
  10. 10. References  Wake County Jail  Open ended surveys were provided to inmates and all of our data was collected from such surveys

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