Ohio “Dropout Factories” Nearly Doubled From 2002 To 2009

The report from the group America's Promise Alliance says the number of Ohio schools that failed to graduate more than 60 percent of students on time increased from 75 to 135 from 2002 to 2009.(Photo: Flickr)
The report from the group America's Promise Alliance says the number of Ohio schools that failed to graduate more than 60 percent of students on time increased from 75 to 135 from 2002 to 2009.(Photo: Flickr)

A new report says the number of Ohio high schools considered “dropout factories” jumped from 75 to 135 over the eight years ending 2010.

The data is part of research being presented today at the Grad Nation summit in Washington organized by the children’s advocacy group America’s Promise Alliance.

In Ohio, the number of students in dropout factories – schools that fail to graduate more than 60 percent of students on time – rose by about 12,500, but the state’s graduation rate was up about two percent from 2002 to 2009.

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