Major Causes of Students Dropping Out #2

We know that there is a correlation between poverty and students dropping out. Students may have to work or take care of younger siblings as parents need two or more jobs to support a family. The Census Bureau released a list on Wednesday of the 70 largest school districts of students who lived with a family in poverty in 2005. The top 10 appear below. If you wish to know your city’s percentage send me an email to

#1 Cleveland 39%

#2 New Orleans 38%

#3 Detroit 38%

#4 Fresno 35%

#5 St. Louis 35%

#6 Milwaukee 33%

#7 Philadelphia 32%

#8 San Antonio 31%

#9 Atlanta 31%

#10 Houston 31%