Date of Award
Masters Capstone Project
M.S. in Geographic Information Science
College of Natural Science and Mathematics, Geography and the Environment
Steven R. Hick
High school students, Graduation and dropout rates, Pikes Peak region, Spatial analysis
The purpose of this project was to examine graduation and dropout rates for high school students to determine if a correlation could be found with respect to the relative school distance from a military installation in the Pikes Peak region. Spatial analysis and Ordinary Least Squares analysis were used to build a linear regression model to predict student graduation and dropout rates. The results for the total student population for graduation rates and for dropout rates showed no statistically significant correlation with respect to the relative proximity to a military installation. Detailed analysis revealed that several minority and gender subgroups showed statistically significant correlations.
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Orlicky, Rachel, "High School Graduation and Dropout Rates in the Pikes Peak Region of Colorado: A Spatial Analysis of School Proximity to Military Installations" (2011). Geography and the Environment: Graduate Student Capstones. 15.