Loch Raven High in the Baltimore County Public Schools reported a dropout rate of less than 3 percent during the 2016-2017 school year, according to a Maryland State Wire analysis of the latest Maryland schools report card.
The annual dropout rate as defined by the Maryland State Department of Education is the percentage of students in grades 9 through 12 who leave school before graduation or completion of a state-approved education program for any reason except death. It only includes students who do not enroll in another school or education program during the current year, which runs from July through June.
The Maryland Department of Education calculates the dropout rate by dividing the number of dropouts by the total number of students enrolled.
Overall, 275,384 students were enrolled in Maryland public schools during the 2016-2017 school year. Of those, 2.75 percent (or 7,583 students) dropped out, which is a slight increase from the 2.57 percent of the previous school year.
Schools with highest dropout rates in Baltimore County Public Schools during 2016-2017
% of students who dropped out
Extended Day Learning Program
Catonsville Center for Alternative Studies
Parkville High & Center for Math/Science
Kenwood High IB and Sports Science
Lansdowne High & Academy of Finance
Patapsco High & Center for Arts
Eastern Technical High School
George W. Carver Center for Arts & Technology
Overlea High & Academy of Finance
Towson High Law & Public Policy
Western School of Technology & Env. Science
Woodlawn High Center for Pre-Eng. Res.
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