Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Home Economics


According to a survey made by M.G Poole and associates, port Angeles School District #21 serves a population of about 19,100 people. The core of this district is Port Angeles, a city of 15,000 people, which has one senior high school and two junior high schools. This area is primarily industrial in nature, heavily dependent on timber resources. The second strongest area of employment is in the tourist industry. In 1962 survey by M.G. Poole and associates, the writer found that 79.06 percent of the people in the school district own their own homes and that 70 percent of the adult population have lived in the district over ten years. This study was undertaken with three fundamental goals in mind: first, to determine the effectiveness of the school programs in preparing students for home and community living; second, to find the reasons why high school students quit school so that educators and other leaders may gain a better insight into the nature of the dropout situation; third, to determine how the present homemaking program can be strengthened to help youth. Because of the transfer of students from two junior high schools to the senior high school, some may not have transferred to the high school but dropped out. These conditions limit the accuracy of this study.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Dropouts -- Washington -- Port Angeles
Home economics -- Study and teaching


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South Dakota State University