Dropout Prevention

The Office of Dropout Prevention works with the other Mississippi Department of Education program offices, the community and organizations to help school districts retain more students through graduation. We administer Mississippi's statewide dropout prevention program and any regulations or policies that may be adopted by the State Board of Education that relate to dropout prevention.

The Office of Dropout Prevention includes the Office of Compulsory School Attendance, School Counseling and Alternative Education. Our goal is to raise the graduation rate to at least 85% by the 2018-2019 school year.

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Counseling Listserv

If you would like to be added to the Counseling Listserv, please send an email with your name and district/school to

Office of Dropout Prevention and Compulsory School Attendance     P.O. Box 771     Jackson, MS 39205-0771     Phone: (601) 359-5743     Fax: (601) 576-3504

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