The Associated Press asked researchers to find out how many high-dropout schools there were nationwide and by state, and found stark but perhaps not surprising results:
Study shows nearly 10 pct of high schools are ‘dropout factories’
Peoria Star Journal
At Sullivan High School on Chicago’s North Side, 479 students — the majority of them minority and low-income — enrolled in the class of 2006. By senior year, just 82 of them remained in school.
Too few grads Chicago Daily Herald A separate report released in July by the Consortium on Chicago School Research found almost half of Chicago Public Schools students don't graduate.
Click below to see the list of 35 CPS sc hools and their cumulative dropout rates. Click here to see the national view and where Illinois fits in. For some reason, the local dailies do not appear to have covered this story.