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The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health | June 24, 2010

Find College Readiness and HS Dropout Data for School Districts Statewide

This month on kidsdata.org, we’re phasing in education data for school districts statewide, starting with this week’s release of college readiness and high school dropout data from the California Department of Education.

Here in California, nearly 100,000 students in the class of 2008 – about one in five – dropped out of high school during grades 9-12. Of those who graduated in 2008, about one-third were college ready – as measured by completion of college preparatory courses required for admission to the UC and CSU systems, with a grade of “C” or better. Across the state, there are wide racial/ethnic disparities in both college readiness and dropouts.

Find HS Dropout and College Readiness Data for Your School District:

  • Dropouts, by Race/Ethnicity (County-Level Data Only): Percent | Number
  • College Readiness, by Race/Ethnicity (County-Level Data Only): Percent | Number

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Key Facts

  • In 15 of California’s counties, one-fifth or less of students completed high school with a “C” grade or better on college preparatory courses required by the UC and CSU systems. In only four counties – all in the Bay Area (including Santa Cruz) – more than half of students completed the required coursework with a “C” grade or better.

Use These Data in Your Work

Kidsdata.org is a public service, provided by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, that expanded in fall 2009 from the Bay Area to all cities, counties, and school districts in California. You can use these data in reports, presentations, proposals, advocacy work, program planning, and other efforts. Data on more topics will be phased in over the next several months.

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