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Table 5. Public school number of dropouts and event dropout rate for grades 9–12, by state or jurisdiction: School year 2005–06

Grade 91 Grade 101 Grade 111 Grade 121
State or jurisdiction Number Rate   Number Rate   Number Rate   Number Rate
Reporting states2  126,196 3.1   129,086 3.5   127,860 3.9   166,888 5.5
                       
Alabama  1,263 1.9   1,461 2.6   1,358 2.8   1,267 2.9
Alaska  546 4.8   823 7.5   897 8.9   1,081 11.3
Arizona  4,020 4.9   4,715 6.0   5,507 8.0   8,743 13.0
Arkansas  691 1.8   1,115 3.0   1,334 4.1   1,146 3.9
California  12,697 2.3   11,823 2.3   13,704 3.0   34,054 8.1
                       
Colorado  3,621 5.7   4,417 7.4   4,628 8.5   5,237 10.1
Connecticut  839 1.9   793 1.9   901 2.3   677 1.9
Delaware  751 6.5   526 5.7   417 5.3   300 4.0
District of Columbia       
Florida  9,132 3.7   7,889 3.7   7,672 4.2   7,649 4.9
                       
Georgia  7,707 5.3   6,466 5.4   5,375 5.4   3,824 4.4
Hawaii  470 2.7   688 4.8   731 5.7   719 6.6
Idaho  387 1.8   509 2.5   581 3.1   623 3.5
Illinois  6,355 3.6   5,905 3.6   5,983 4.1   6,585 4.9
Indiana  1,527 1.7   2,006 2.5   2,467 3.3   3,076 4.6
                       
Iowa  325 0.8   641 1.6   882 2.3   1,518 4.1
Kansas  594 1.5   818 2.1   1,020 2.9   1,152 3.4
Kentucky  1,470 2.5   1,829 3.6   1,725 3.9   1,307 3.3
Louisiana  5,035 9.5   3,214 7.4   2,989 7.6   3,144 8.6
Maine  411 2.6   628 3.9   965 6.3   1,336 9.1
                       
Maryland  3,660 4.6   2,854 4.1   2,165 3.4   1,802 3.1
Massachusetts  2,477 3.0   2,529 3.3   2,388 3.4   2,613 4.0
Michigan  5,630 3.5   5,085 3.5   4,596 3.6   3,638 3.2
Minnesota  813 1.2   1,327 1.9   2,006 2.9   4,523 6.3
Mississippi  1,119 2.7   1,126 3.1   1,039 3.4   816 3.0
                       
Missouri  2,674 3.3   2,880 4.0   3,110 4.7   2,919 4.7
Montana  390 3.1   419 3.4   489 4.3   461 4.2
Nebraska  461 1.9   590 2.5   618 2.9   846 4.0
Nevada  2,495 6.3   2,221 6.8   1,791 7.5   2,429 11.9
New Hampshire  141 0.8   402 2.3   668 4.1   916 6.1
                       
New Jersey  1,474 1.4   1,714 1.7   1,790 1.9   1,669 1.9
New Mexico  1,582 5.3   1,559 6.0   1,223 5.6   946 4.9
New York  8,515 3.2   14,051 5.8   8,022 4.2   8,163 4.6
North Carolina       
North Dakota  125 1.5   182 2.2   192 2.4   181 2.3
                       
Ohio  8,291 5.1   4,054 2.8   4,434 3.3   6,411 5.0
Oklahoma  1,526 3.0   1,667 3.6   1,742 4.1   1,365 3.6
Oregon  882 2.1   1,361 3.2   1,959 4.9   3,194 8.4
Pennsylvania  2,273 1.4   4,109 2.7   4,650 3.3   5,130 3.9
Rhode Island  525 3.7   520 4.1   532 4.6   418 4.0
                       
South Carolina       
South Dakota  341 3.3   503 5.0   427 4.7   414 4.7
Tennessee  1,560 1.9   1,645 2.2   2,186 3.3   2,429 4.2
Texas  12,642 3.2   13,042 4.0   11,250 4.0   16,770 6.5
Utah  337 0.9   770 2.0   1,209 3.3   2,687 7.3
                       
Vermont    37 0.5   24 0.3   28 0.4
Virginia  2,464 2.2   2,315 2.4   2,371 2.7   2,848 3.6
Washington  3,870 4.3   3,685 4.4   5,356 6.6   5,516 7.2
West Virginia  789 3.2   837 3.9   873 4.5   749 4.2
Wisconsin  1,061 1.4   912 1.3   1,156 1.7   3,142 4.7
Wyoming  238 3.2   424 5.9   458 7.1   427 7.0
                       
Department of Defense dependents schools, Bureau of Indian Education, and other jurisdictions 
DoDDS: DoDs Overseas3       
DDESS: DoDs Domestic3       
Bureau of Indian Education       
American Samoa  26 2.3   25 2.1   29 2.6   27 2.8
Guam       
Northern Marianas Islands  70 6.7   11 1.3   18 2.4   16 2.3
Puerto Rico  156 0.4   453 1.0   335 0.8   229 0.7
U.S. Virgin Islands  138 7.2   122 11.0   77 7.7   76 7.6
— Not available. State did not report dropout counts or reported counts that did not conform to the NCES definition.
‡ Reporting standards were not met. Dropout data were missing for more than 20 percent of grade total membership.
1 Ungraded students (students not in a standard grade) who drop out of school are assigned by the local education agency (LEA) to the graded dropout count that most closely matches the grade they would have been enrolled in based on their age. Ungraded student enrollments are prorated into grades based on graded enrollments to calculate denominators for dropout rates.
2 Reporting states totals include any of the 50 states and the District of Columbia that reported data.
3 DoDDS and DDESS are the Department of Defense dependents schools (overseas) and the Department of Defense dependents schools(domestic), respectively.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "NCES Common Core of Data State Dropout and Completion Data File," School Year 2005–06, Version 1b.

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