Frustrated student ready to drop out of school
Outside the Classroom

Why Do Students Drop Out?

Even though high-school completion rates have been on the rise, dropout rates are still alarmingly high. Each year, over 1 million students drop out of high school in the United States, and around 2,000 high schools graduate less than 60% of their students. But new studies have provided some insight into the reasons students drop out of high school. Click through the slideshow below to see the reasons students gave for dropping out and what could have prevented it.

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About the Author


Lizzy Torres

Elisabeth Torres is a Florida native and graduated from the University of Miami with a BA in English. Before joining Edgenuity, she spent four years working in Los Angeles as an Associate Producer in television and branded entertainment, and online content writing. During her tenure at Edgenuity, Elisabeth was excited to contribute to Edgenuity’s efforts in pioneering education technology. Aside from writing, she enjoys swimming, running, animal activism, and binge watching her favorite television shows.