Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Report On Dropout Rate Corrected.(Schools)

Byline: Jennifer Archibeque Journal Staff Writer

The dropout rate in the Estancia Municipal School District nearly doubled between 1997-98 and 1998-99, according to information the district submitted to the state.

In 1997-98, nine high school students dropped out, leaving the district with a dropout rate of 3.4 percent. The number of dropouts in 1998-99 rose to 19, or 6.6 percent, Assistant Superintendent Bruce Peterson said Wednesday.

The most recent figures differ from those included in the Estancia school district's Accountability Report for 1999-2000, published in the Mountain View Journal on Dec. 21.

The 1998-99 dropout numbers were incorrectly reported by the district as numbers for 1999-2000. …

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