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Table 7. Public school high school event dropout rate, by state or jurisdiction: School years 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, and 2005–06

Dropout rates, grades 9–121
State or jurisdiction 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
Reporting states2  3.9 4.1 3.9 3.9
       
Alabama  3.5 3.3 2.8 2.5
Alaska  7.6 7.0 8.2 8.0
Arizona  8.5 6.7 6.2 7.6
Arkansas  4.6 4.7 4.3 3.1
California  3.2 3.3 3.1 3.7
       
Colorado  3.5 5.4 7.8 7.8
Connecticut  2.1 2.0
Delaware  5.5 6.1 5.3 5.5
District of Columbia 
Florida  3.4 3.4 3.5 4.1
       
Georgia  5.8 5.4 5.6 5.2
Hawaii  4.7 4.8 4.7 4.7
Idaho  3.9 3.1 3.0 2.7
Illinois  5.7 5.3 4.5 4.0
Indiana  2.2 2.5 2.5 2.9
       
Iowa  1.9 2.2 2.2
Kansas  2.4 2.2 2.1 2.4
Kentucky  3.3 3.3 3.5 3.3
Louisiana  7.5 7.9 7.5 8.4
Maine  2.8 2.7 2.8 5.4
       
Maryland  3.6 4.1 3.9 3.9
Massachusetts  3.3 3.7 3.8 3.4
Michigan  4.5 4.6 3.9 3.5
Minnesota  3.8 3.1
Mississippi  3.7 2.9 2.8 3.0
       
Missouri  3.3 3.3 3.7 4.1
Montana  3.6 3.4 3.4 3.7
Nebraska  3.1 2.8 2.7 2.8
Nevada  6.1 6.0 5.8 7.7
New Hampshire  3.8 3.8 3.5 3.2
       
New Jersey  1.8 1.7
New Mexico  4.7 5.2 4.2 5.5
New York  5.5 5.6 5.7 4.4
North Carolina  5.2 5.2 5.2
North Dakota  2.2 2.0 1.9 2.1
       
Ohio  3.0 3.3 3.5 4.1
Oklahoma  4.0 3.9 3.5 3.6
Oregon  4.4 4.6
Pennsylvania  3.2 2.9 2.9 2.8
Rhode Island  4.0 3.4 4.1 4.1
       
South Carolina  3.2 3.4 3.3
South Dakota  3.3 4.2 4.4 4.4
Tennessee  3.2 3.3 2.7 2.8
Texas  3.6 3.6 3.6 4.3
Utah  3.9 3.8 3.7 3.3
       
Vermont  3.5 2.8 2.6
Virginia  3.0 2.8 2.5 2.7
Washington  6.2 6.5 4.5 5.6
West Virginia  3.7 4.3 4.1 3.9
Wisconsin  2.0 2.4 2.2
Wyoming  4.5 4.6 4.8 5.7
         
Department of Defense dependents schools, Bureau of Indian Education, and other jurisdictions 
DoDDS: DoDs Overseas3 
DDESS: DoDs Domestic3 
Bureau of Indian Education 
American Samoa  2.0 2.4 2.5 2.5
Guam  9.1
Northern Marianas Islands  2.6 2.8 2.8 3.5
Puerto Rico  0.7
U.S. Virgin Islands  2.8 7.7 6.2 8.2
— 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 9–12 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), "Common Core of Data State-Level Public School Dropout Data File," 2002–03, version 1a; "Common Core of Data State-Level Public School Dropout Data File," 2003–04, version 1a; "Common Core of Data State-Level Public School Dropout Data File," 2004–05, version 1a; and "NCES Common Core of Data State Dropout and Completion Data File," School Year 2005–06, Version 1b.

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