What are the main reasons of high school dropouts?

Written Oct 7, 2016

Here’s what the research says (National Dropout Prevention Center):

  1. Missed too many school days
  2. Thought it would be easier to get GED
  3. Was getting poor grades/failing school
  4. Did not like school
  5. Could not keep up with schoolwork

The reasons are categorized as:

  • Push – School initiates dropping out
  • Pull – Student initiates dropping out
  • Falling out – Basically, didn’t like school

Almost 50% of students were “pushed” out of school.