A school district’s mobility rate tracks students transferring into and out of a school in a given school year for reasons other than being promoted to the next grade level. Students who repeatedly transfer into and out of schools present unique challenges because they often are not taught a consistent curriculum and have lower attendance rates than other students. These students are at a greater risk of falling behind their peers, failing, repeating grades, and eventually dropping out of school due to their poor academic performance over time.
The Top 10 results for 2012 (ranked by Mobility Rate)
|County||Mobility Rate||Year||School District Population||School District|
|St. Louis City||39.8||2012||St. Louis Public|
|St. Clair County||37.8||2012||Brooklyn|
|St. Clair County||23.8||2012||East St Louis|
|St. Clair County||23.2||2012||Cahokia|
|St. Louis County||21.2||2012||Riverview Gardens|
|Madison County||20.3||2012||East Alton Area|
|St. Louis County||20.2||2012||Jennings|
|Madison County||18.0||2012||Granite City|
The mobility rate is defined as the sum of students who transferred into and out of schools divided by fall enrollment multiplied by 100.
While the State of Illinois tracks the K-12 mobility rate, the State of Missouri only tracks the mobility rate for 9th- 12th graders.
*St. Louis County has an independent school district serving children with special needs. Districts in St. Louis City, St. Charles County, St. Clair County and Madison County serve special needs children within schools.
**Formerly St. Charles Co. R-V
***Belleville, Freeburg, O’Fallon, and East Alton school districts in Illinois are not unit districts. For the purpose of this report, we have combined the elementary, middle, and high school districts.