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LAUSD has highest number of dropouts

February 21, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
A new study out Thursday says the Los Angeles Unified School District accounts for 15 percent of the state's high school dropouts.The study, conducted by UC Santa Barbara, adds that's largely a function of the district's massive size.

Overall, LAUSD has a dropout rate of 5 percent, ranking it 75th among the state's 531 districts.

The study shows just 100 high schools account for more than 40 percent of the state's dropouts.


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