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Common Core of Data (CCD)

Table 4. Public high school number of dropouts, event dropout rate, and enrollment in grades 9-12, by state or jurisdiction: School year 2006-07

State or jurisdiction Number of dropouts1 Dropout rate1,2 Enrollment grades 9–122
Reporting states3  617,948 4.4 14,020,715
Alabama  4,978 2.3 212,555
Alaska  3,089 7.3 42,441
Arizona  23,188 7.6 306,637
Arkansas  6,456 4.6 139,845
California  108,723 5.5 1,980,710
       
Colorado  16,265 6.9 234,127
Connecticut  3,637 2.1 174,673
Delaware  2,020 5.5 36,696
District of Columbia  1,342 7.1 18,934
Florida  30,542 3.8 796,316
       
Georgia  21,101 4.6 462,649
Hawaii  2,938 5.4 54,687
Idaho  2,108 2.6 79,951
Illinois  25,500 4.0 637,669
Indiana  8,489 2.7 312,056
       
Iowa  3,607 2.3 156,140
Kansas  3,857 2.7 142,569
Kentucky  5,958 3.0 195,894
Louisiana  13,535 7.4 183,696
Maine  3,254 5.3 61,594
       
Maryland  10,298 3.8 272,575
Massachusetts  11,431 3.8 298,043
Michigan  40,778 7.4 550,751
Minnesota  8,483 3.0 278,898
Mississippi  5,915 4.3 136,664
       
Missouri  10,688 3.7 286,078
Montana  1,777 3.7 47,468
Nebraska  2,594 2.8 91,811
Nevada  5,502 4.5 121,370
New Hampshire  2,177 3.2 66,998
       
New Jersey  7,539 2.0 386,452
New Mexico  5,818 6.1 95,497
New York  35,588 5.3 677,026
North Carolina  23,619 5.7 414,948
North Dakota  751 2.3 32,233
       
Ohio  25,436 4.5 569,928
Oklahoma  6,292 3.5 179,257
Oregon  7,489 4.6 162,847
Pennsylvania 
Rhode Island  2,835 5.8 48,817
       
South Carolina  8,102 3.9 205,121
South Dakota  1,463 3.9 37,789
Tennessee  9,116 3.1 290,717
Texas  50,824 4.0 1,273,923
Utah  4,765 3.1 152,236
       
Vermont 
Virginia  9,983 2.6 378,755
Washington  16,945 5.1 331,093
West Virginia  3,335 4.0 84,366
Wisconsin  6,440 2.2 292,017
Wyoming  1,378 5.1 27,198
Department of Defense dependents schools, Bureau of Indian Education, and other jurisdictions 
DoDDS: DoDs Overseas4 
DDESS: DoDs Domestic4 
Bureau of Indian Education 
American Samoa 
Guam 
Northern Marianas Islands  99 3.1 3,214
Puerto Rico 
U.S. Virgin Islands  271 5.4 5,047
— Not available. State did not report dropout counts or reported counts that did not conform to the NCES definition.
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.
2 Ungraded student enrollments are prorated by NCES into grades based on graded enrollments to calculate denominators for dropout rates.
3 Reporting states totals include any of the 50 states and the District of Columbia that reported data.
4 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 2006–07, Version 1a.

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