Facts & Figures

Communities In Schools is the largest dropout prevention organization in the United States. Instead of duplicating or competing with other youth-serving organizations and agencies, Communities In Schools of Henry County identifies and mobilizes existing community resources and fosters cooperative partnerships for the benefit of Henry County students and families

Facts

  • High school graduates are more likely to be employed, make higher taxable income, and aid in job generation.
  • High school graduates are less likely to engage in criminal behavior.
  • The nation’s economy depends on skilled labor. Business leaders report difficulty in finding enough qualified employees with the skills, training and education to meet their companies’ needs.
  • Every year, over 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the United States alone. That’s a student every 26 seconds – or 7,000 students a day.
  • A high school dropout will earn $200,000 less than a high school graduate over his/her lifetime. And almost a million dollars less than a college graduate.

Figures

  • 99% of CIS students stay in school
  • 93% of CIS students graduate
  • 85% of CIS students have met their academic performance goals
  • In the U.S. 54,148 kids are currently incarcerated
  • In the U.S. 539,576 kids experience parental neglect

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