Indiana has 10 high schools where so many students leave before their senior year that the schools are considered "dropout factories" in a national analysis.
The schools are among about 1,700 regular or vocational high schools nationwide where 60 percent or less of the students who enter high school make it to their senior year. The analysis was conducted by Johns Hopkins University for The Associated Press.
Six of the schools are in Indianapolis and two are in Gary. The others are in Richmond and East Chicago.
At Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis, for example, researchers said an average of just 22 percent of the students who entered high school were still there during their senior year. The state, however, says the school has a 44 percent graduation rate.
The following Indiana schools were identified by Johns Hopkins University researchers as "dropout factories" because no more than 60 percent of the students who start as freshmen make it to their senior year:
GRADUATION RATE: The graduation rate from the Indiana Department of Education includes factors such as transfers or retained students. Department officials say those numbers are a more accurate reflection of how many students stay in school.