Barriers to School Success for Latino Students

  •  Floralba Arbelo Marrero    


Academic achievement among Latino high school students is a pressing issue as data consistently demonstrates that Latino students underperform and are at higher risk of dropping out of high school than their non-Latino peers. This paper reviews nonacademic barriers to the success of Latino students focusing on sociocultural issues that influence the school success of Latino students and how schools and communities can co-labor in order to support Latino academic achievement. This includes a look at the lack of culturally competent school personnel that work among Latino populations, the misunderstanding of schools in relation to the perceived Latino parental disengagement, home and school partnerships that can help foster success for Latino students, and other strategies that can be developed to link Latino parents and communities to the schools that educate their children.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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