Surprising Statistics


    Did You Know?

  • Every day 7,000 students drop out of high school.
  • The dropout rate in Meridian Public School District is nearly 40%.
  • Each year 1.2 million students fail to graduate from high school in the United States.
  • High school dropouts are more likely to be unemployed, earn lower income, be on social welfare programs, and become single parents.
  • Nearly 75 percent of all dropouts have spent time in jail or have had negative encounters with the law.
  • Each class of high school dropouts costs the U.S. economy more than $8 billion dollars a year in incarceration expenses.
  • The Alliance for Excellent Education has estimated that the 12 million students who fail to graduate over the next decade will cost the nation over $3 trillion dollars in social welfare programs.

When you consider these surprising statistics, it's apparent how valuable a week at Camp Eagle Ridge can be to our community's youth.

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