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Document Number: 5521

School Enrollment: 2000 - This brief contains demographic information pertaining to the school enrollment status of the U.S. population over the age of three. Statistics on enrollment and dropout status are disaggregated by age, sex, race, ethnicity and geographical distribution. More than one-fourth of the U.S. population attended school in spring 2000, according to this brief and although boys outnumber girls 51% to 49% in elementary and high school, female students outnumber male students 54% to 46% at the college level. The Census Bureau also found that during the 1990s the overall high school dropout rate fell from 11.2% to 9.8%, though the number of Hispanics who did not complete high school increased by 52%. The brief also includes a chart that illustrates high school dropout rates by county. (Jennifer Cheeseman Day, U.S. Census Bureau, August 2003)...


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