Washington Eighth Graders' Educational and Employment Trajectories

What are eighth graders’ educational and workforce trajectories through high school and beyond?
April, 2014

This study follows eighth graders enrolled in the 2004-05 school year for seven years to observe their progress and analyze dropout rates. Sixty-three percent graduated, with 31% transferring out and 5% dropping out. Males and those who enrolled in eighth grade at older ages represented the majority of non-graduating students.