Drop Out Rates for Midland ISD, ECISD Released

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND/ODESSA - Some good news for the Midland School District, drop-out rates are down and completion and graduation rates are on the rise.

That's according to a Texas Education Agency report released for the class of 2011.

The drop-out rate is at 10.6 percent, down from 11.6 percent in 2010.

The graduation rate is up by almost 4 percent.

The school district says although they're happy with the improvements, they continue to strive for a zero percent drop-out rate.

The Ector County School District also saw an increase in the number students graduating.

Nine percent of students graduated with their class, which was up three percent.

But the bad news, dropout rates also went up, almost four percent from last year.

However the district says the drop outs are still lower than five years ago and their numbers are showing a slow, steady improvement.