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Table 5. Public school number of dropouts and event dropout rate in grades 9-12, by grade, state or jurisdiction: School year 2006-07

Grade 91   Grade 101   Grade 111   Grade 121
State or jurisdiction Number Rate   Number Rate   Number Rate   Number Rate
Reporting states2  129,428 3.4   128,803 3.7   133,361 4.2   190,768 6.5
Alabama  1,216 1.9   1,409 2.6   1,256 2.6   1,097 2.5
Alaska  525 4.6   712 6.6   891 8.7   961 9.6
Arizona  3,951 4.7   4,496 5.7   5,434 7.5   9,307 13.2
Arkansas  1,111 2.9   1,486 4.0   1,889 5.6   1,970 6.6
California  17,369 3.2   18,207 3.5   22,044 4.5   51,103 11.6
                       
Colorado  3,466 5.4   3,846 6.4   3,982 7.1   4,971 9.2
Connecticut  894 1.9   951 2.1   1,040 2.4   752 1.9
Delaware  757 6.7   561 5.7   371 4.5   331 4.4
District of Columbia  512 7.7   346 7.6   258 6.1   226 6.5
Florida  8,437 3.5   7,744 3.7   7,302 3.9   7,059 4.4
                       
Georgia  7,002 4.8   5,959 4.9   4,832 4.6   3,308 3.7
Hawaii  625 3.8   835 5.9   751 5.6   727 6.8
Idaho  341 1.6   474 2.3   602 3.1   691 3.8
Illinois  6,815 3.8   5,916 3.6   6,017 4.0   6,752 4.7
Indiana  1,144 1.3   1,603 2.0   2,319 3.1   3,423 5.0
                       
Iowa  276 0.7   558 1.4   1,070 2.8   1,703 4.5
Kansas  504 1.3   854 2.3   1,051 3.0   1,448 4.4
Kentucky  1,350 2.3   1,768 3.4   1,690 3.7   1,150 2.8
Louisiana  4,872 8.3   2,945 6.5   2,714 6.7   3,004 7.8
Maine  344 2.2   507 3.3   884 5.8   1,519 10.2
                       
Maryland  3,585 4.5   2,650 3.8   2,185 3.4   1,878 3.1
Massachusetts  3,224 3.9   2,827 3.7   2,599 3.6   2,781 4.1
Michigan  8,289 5.3   10,347 7.1   8,851 6.8   13,291 11.2
Minnesota  741 1.1   1,343 2.0   1,989 2.9   4,410 6.1
Mississippi  1,778 4.2   1,664 4.6   1,397 4.6   1,076 4.0
                       
Missouri  2,432 3.0   2,688 3.7   2,958 4.4   2,610 4.1
Montana  342 2.7   459 3.8   510 4.4   466 4.3
Nebraska  448 1.8   587 2.5   686 3.1   873 4.1
Nevada  1,517 3.7   1,425 4.2   1,090 4.3   1,470 6.9
New Hampshire  107 0.6   361 2.1   623 3.7   1,086 7.0
                       
New Jersey  1,762 1.7   2,007 2.0   1,995 2.1   1,775 2.0
New Mexico  1,851 6.4   1,717 6.6   1,287 6.0   963 5.2
New York       
North Carolina  8,009 6.3   6,237 5.8   5,621 5.9   3,752 4.5
North Dakota  100 1.2   200 2.4   229 2.9   222 2.8
                       
Ohio  8,346 5.2   4,688 3.3   5,180 3.8   7,222 5.6
Oklahoma  1,460 2.8   1,580 3.4   1,774 4.1   1,478 3.8
Oregon  793 2.0   1,307 3.1   2,009 4.9   3,380 8.7
Pennsylvania      4,006 3.1   4,536 3.6
Rhode Island  783 5.7   821 6.4   715 6.1   516 4.9
                       
South Carolina  2,708 4.1   2,309 4.2   1,817 4.2   1,268 3.1
South Dakota  267 2.6   434 4.4   346 3.8   416 4.8
Tennessee  1,808 2.2   1,796 2.3   2,565 3.7   2,947 4.8
Texas  9,682 2.4   11,991 3.7   10,173 3.5   18,978 7.2
Utah  153 0.4   339 0.9   736 1.9   3,537 9.7
                       
Vermont       
Virginia  2,461 2.3   2,206 2.2   2,443 2.7   2,873 3.5
Washington  3,303 3.7   3,555 4.2   4,586 5.7   5,501 7.1
West Virginia  838 3.4   865 4.0   896 4.5   736 4.0
Wisconsin  1,004 1.3   802 1.1   1,311 1.8   3,323 4.7
Wyoming  126 1.8   421 5.7   393 6.1   438 7.1
Department of Defense dependents schools, Bureau of Indian Education, and other jurisdictions 
DoDDS: DoDs Overseas3       
DDESS: DoDs Domestic3       
Bureau of Indian Education       
American Samoa       
Guam       
Northern Marianas Islands  40 4.1   38 4.4   9 1.4   12.0 1.7
Puerto Rico       
U.S. Virgin Islands  157 8.6   53 4.2   36 3.6   25.0 2.6
— 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. Ungraded student enrollments are prorated by NCES 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 2006-07, Version 1a.

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