Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline

Educational Administration


This problem grew out of the fact that emphasis is being put on hiring teachers according to the number of daily attendants rather than the number enrolled in school. If this method of determining the teacher-pupil load is put into operation, it would have a drastic affect upon the number of teachers hired in Dunbar High School, Mexia, Texas.

This problem also grew out of the fact that a large number of the families in Mexia are transient families. They live in homes that are not conducive to healthy bodies and minds. They always work on various farms and permit their children to enroll in school two or three months late.

The problem involved in this study finds expression in a series of questions: 1. Does the income of parents have any affect upon children attending school in Mexia, Texas? 2. Does the literary background of the parents have any affect upon attendance? 3. Does the health of children have any affect upon their attendance?

The purpose of this study is to show the relation of certain selected factors to attendance in Dunbar High School, Mexia, Texas and to interpret them so that the average teacher may be able to use the result in improving school attendance. It may also be used as a basis for making recommendations based upon attendance.

This study was limited to the seventh, eighth and high school students in Dunbar High school, Mexla, Texas. These grades consist of 204 students. The writer selected these grades because he believed that they could give the desired information better than the lower grades.

Committee Chair/Advisor

J. M. Drew


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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