Laramie, WY – Rawlins High School and Wyoming Indian
High School are both losing enough students between ninth and 12th
grade to be classified as "dropout factories" in an analysis by
Johns Hopkins University.
At Rawlins High School, the Class of 2006 numbered 140 as freshmen but just 74 as seniors. In Ethete, the Class of 2006 at
Wyoming Indian shrank from 58 freshmen to just 28 seniors.
And the Class of 2006 wasn't an anomaly for those two schools. On average, figures were similar for the classes of 2004 through 2006.
Any rate lower than 60 percent classified schools as dropout factories in the study of federal education, which was done by
Johns Hopkins for The Associated Press.