International Journal of

Arts , Humanities & Social Science

ISSN 2693-2547 (Print) , ISSN 2693-2555 (Online)
DOI: 10.56734/ijahss
Factors That Promote the Academic Success of Disadvantaged Students


This paper discussed the factors that hinder academic achievement of African American males from disadvantaged backgrounds with emphasis on Mississippi. These factors are applicable to other disadvantaged students from the same backgrounds. The factors originate from homes, individuals, communities, and schools. In addition, the paper proffered what African American males from disadvantaged backgrounds can do to overcome home, individual, community, and school factors that increase the odds of dropping out of school. The paper concluded that the causes of disadvantaged African American males dropping out of school originate from many sources. Finger pointing can only exacerbate the problem. Therefore, all stakeholders should work together to minimize or eliminate the problem of dropout for disadvantaged African American males and others from similar backgrounds in the Unites States and other regions of the world.