Be Cool, Stay in School!
v Dropping out is more of a process than an event—a process that, for some students, begins in early elementary school.
v Poor academic achievement, as early as elementary school, is one of the strongest predictors of dropping out.
v Preschool improves school readiness and early school success, positively affecting student outcomes, including high school completion.
v Grades are more consistent than test scores in predicting which students will leave school without graduating.
v Several behaviors both in and out of school—including absenteeism, delinquency, and substance abuse—are strong indicators of dropping out.v A stable home environment and access to social and financial resources strongly influence the likelihood that a student will graduate.