Student Dropout Report

Student Dropout Reports are required by 70 O.S. § 35e of the Oklahoma Statutes.

In October or November of each year, principals of school sites serving students in Grades K-12 are required to report annually to their local boards of education.


210:35-25-3. Annual student dropout reports to local school boards

(a) The principal or a representative of each site serving students in Grades K-12 shall review and discuss in a local school board meeting, the certified annual site dropout report submitted by the school district to the State Department of Education.  The local review and discussion shall occur at the next open school board meeting after the district certifies the four quarterly reports as well as the reentry checklist if applicable.  The discussion shall be reflected in the board minutes.

(b) Each school site that serves students in Grades K-12 is required to submit online its accounting of dropouts to the State Department of Education quarterly and annually. Each report is certified locally as an accurate accounting of the dropouts for each site. The annual reentry checklist report is due to the State Department of Education no later than October 19 of each year for inclusion in the annual state dropout report to the State Board of Education, the Governor, and the State Legislature. This reentry checklist report should be used to generate the annual report to the local school board. 

The Student Dropout Reporting Procedures Manual (pdf) contains State Department of Education guidelines for submission of dropout reports.

Dropout Reports for Accredited Schools

Source:  The information presented here is a summary of data and reports provided to the Oklahoma State Department of Education (SDE).  While the SDE monitors incoming data for completeness, the extent to which conclusions and generalizations can be drawn is dependent on the accuracy of the information provided by the responsible school district officials.



Section 819. Reports of School Dropouts.

  1. It shall be the duty of the superintendent, principal or head teacher of each public or private middle, junior high and high school accredited by the State Department of Education in the State of Oklahoma to notify the State Department of Education quarterly as scheduled by the Department of the name, address, race and age of any pupil dropping out from such school during the preceding quarter. Such report shall be made on forms prescribed and furnished by the State Department of Education.
  2. The Oklahoma State Board of Education shall cause these statistics of school dropouts to be tabulated by grade and school district. Information of school dropouts shall be made available to the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, the Oklahoma Indian Affairs Commission, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Department of Health, Education and Welfare.
  3. The State Department of Education shall make an annual report to the Legislature prior to the convening of each regular session thereof of information received and tabulated pursuant to this section.
  4. For the purposes of this section, school dropout means any student who is under the age of nineteen (19) and has not graduated from high school and is not attending any public or private school or is otherwise receiving an education pursuant to law for the full term the schools of the school district in which he resides are in session.  (70-35e)

Information regarding school dropouts cannot be released upon request of third person. January 18, 1980 (AG Op. No. 79-294)

Last updated on April 27, 2017