“Firman Ardyansyah, Budijanto, Yuswanti
Based on data from Department Technical Implementer Unit (UPTD-Unit Pelaksana Teknis Dinas) of Education of Tempeh District in 2012 shows that in Pandanwangi Village there is quite high number, which is 39 children of Junior High School (SLTP-Sekolah Lanjutan Tingkat Pertama) that decide to not continuing to the Senior High School (SLTA-Sekolah Lanjutan Tingkat Atas) level. It caused by factor of social-economic condition and less motivation and parent’s care. This research aims to describe people social-economic condition and also aims to describe what factors that cause children prefer to not continuing to the Senior High School in the area.This research is descriptive research with survey method. Respondent number that studied in this research is 98 respondents. Data collection technique that used in this research is interview and documentation. Data analysis that used is single tabulation.
Keywords: Social-economic condition, children’s interest in school”