When a person concerned about dropout rates looks at school enrollment, the first thing you want to compare are freshman and senior enrollment numbers. The smaller the senior enrollment numbers compared to the freshman enrollment numbers, the greater the dropout rate with very rare exceptions. As a school makes progress in lowering their dropout rate, their senior enrollment becomes an ever greater percentage of their freshman class enrollment. This has happened at Sunset and Pinkston High Schools, both high schools who have received Archive Project students since 2006, and then started their own High School level Archive Projects in the years since. See the chart below:
|Non-magnet Dallas High School Enrollment as of 1-18-12|
One indication of graduation rate standings.
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