A student’s family socioeconomic status (SES) can cause major disruption in the lives of children and youth. Research shows that coming from a family in poverty significantly increased the likelihood that a student would drop out, even if he or she made good grades. Changing schools often due to economic concerns, especially before grade 9, also increased the likelihood of dropping out.
Descriptors of this indicator are:
- low family income
- number of family members living in household with student
- parents’ marital status
- receipt of federal assistance
- eligibility for federal free/reduced price lunch program
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Exemplary Programs that Address Low SES:
Programs listed below are part of the Model Programs database identified by the National Dropout Prevention Center