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Ethan Zhang

Class of 2024Belmont, California



  • "How does district funding affect the graduation rate?" with mentor Luyuan Jennifer (July 29, 2023)

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How does district funding affect the graduation rate?

Started Apr. 19, 2023

Abstract or project description

Several studies have reported the relationship between financial funding of education and its effects on education, and how underfunded districts experience lower graduation rates. Previous studies have demonstrated a general report of this relationship through a broader lens. In this study, we explore this topic further and analyze the conditions found specifically within school districts in the state of California. By using data released by the government of California, we are able to examine total district funding and its direct relationship to graduation rates. Our findings indicate that districts with more plentiful resources and higher funding do in fact lead to higher graduation rates. With these discoveries, we are then able to predict a rough estimate of the graduation rate if given a specific amount of funding.