Anantapur the largest district of Andhra Pradesh, has many historic monuments to highlight its significant past. It plays an important role even today as it is famous for silk trades and contributes towards the growth of economy.
The alarmingly high rate of illiteracy among the students at high school level, along with the increasing number of drop outs, is reason enough to carefully explore the factors leading to such results. This is essential for identifying and understanding the social groups that are more vulnerable to dropouts, in order to improve the efficiency and reduce the wastage of education system. The purpose of this study is to identify the factors that influence the drop out of students from schools, with specific reference to the Anantapur district in Andhra pradesh, India and propose school strengthening programs.