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 one 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 on the reasons students drop out of high school. Click the slideshow below to see the reasons students gave for dropping out and what might have prevented it.

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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.