A five-year, independent study conducted by ICF International that was completed in late 2010 reviewed the entire dropout problem. This includes:

  • The number of students who drop out of school; and
  • The number of students who continue to attend school but still fail to receive a standard diploma by the end of their senior year.

ICF International found that Communities In Schools is:

  • The most effective dropout prevention program in the United States; and
  • The ONLY dropout prevention program in the nation proven to increase graduation rates, graduating students on time with a high school diploma.

Other ICF International findings include:

  • The Communities In Schools model resulted in the strongest reduction in dropout rates of any existing fully scaled dropout prevention program that has been evaluated;
  • Communities In Schools is unique in having an effect on both reducing dropout rates and increasing graduation rates;
  • The Communities In Schools model is effective across states, school settings, grade levels and student ethnicities.

Simply put: Communities In Schools works.

In Nevada, our promotion and graduation rate at the end of the 2010-11 school year, for students for whom the districts had data, follow:

  • 95% of case-managed students were promoted to the next grade;
  • 90% of seniors graduated from high school.

For more information on our national results, please visit proven results.