- City Heights Population – 80,000
- Median Income – $26,170
- San Diego County Median Income – $51,920
- 100% of youth low-income
- San Diego County:
44% 25-64 year old two or four-year degree
- City Heights:
20% 25-64 year old post-secondary degree or certificate
- 13,236 Students in City Heights
- 10% of SDUSD population
- 52% of City Heights’ youth attend neighborhood school
- 30 different languages spoken
- 54% English Language Learners
The Economic Impact of High School Dropouts – California’s High School Dropouts – Examining the Fiscal Consequences
*Source: The Foundation for Educational Choice State Research, California’s High School Dropouts, Examining the Fiscal Consequences, September 2010, David A. Stuit, Jeffrey A. Springer
- Nearly 19% of California high school students will drop out.
- Hispanic and African American students drop out at an estimated rate of 24% and 33% respectively.
- Dropouts are more likely to be unemployed and twice as likely to be living in poverty.
- Dropouts cost the state of California more than $54 billion annually in lost taxable income.
- The estimated Medicaid costs for the state’s 3.8 million high school dropouts results in over $1 billion in added expenses.
- The estimated average annual incarceration costs of California’s 3.8 million dropouts would decline by $374 per person had they graduated from high school, a potential cost savings of more than $1.4 billion.