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Common Core of Data (CCD)

Table 6. Public high school number of dropouts and event dropout rate in grades 9-12, by race/ethnicity and state or jurisdiction: School year 2006-07

American Indian/ Alaska Native  Asian/Pacific Islander   Hispanic   Black, non-Hispanic   White, non-Hispanic
State or jurisdiction Number1 Rate1   Number1 Rate1   Number1 Rate1   Number1 Rate1   Number1 Rate1
Reporting states2  12,993 7.6   16,059 2.6   156,026 6.5   136,311 6.8   219,474 3.0
Alabama  19 1.0   15 0.7   110 2.5   2,095 2.8   2,664 2.1
Alaska  1,040 9.5   200 6.7   150 9.0   186 10.0   1,298 5.2
Arizona  2,552 13.2   320 4.1   9,572 8.5   1,318 7.9   9,426 6.3
Arkansas  42 4.5   64 2.9   442 5.5   2,061 6.5   3,847 4.0
California  1,262 7.7   6,238 2.7   58,966 6.8   16,068 10.0   22,556 3.5
                             
Colorado  350 12.5   293 4.0   7,591 13.8   1,411 10.0   6,620 4.3
Connecticut  19 3.4   58 1.1   1,175 4.7   890 3.6   1,495 1.3
Delaware  3 2.3   23 2.3   225 8.6   828 7.1   941 4.4
District of Columbia  0 0.0   18 6.1   176 11.0   1,139 6.9   9 1.6
Florida  71 3.1   351 1.8   8,117 4.5   10,783 5.8   10,787 2.7
                             
Georgia  35 5.2   225 1.7   1,745 5.8   8,971 4.9   9,756 4.3
Hawaii  30 10.8   2,076 5.1   156 6.6   71 6.6   605 5.9
Idaho  43 3.7   26 2.0   468 5.2   20 2.7   1,551 2.3
Illinois  43 3.5   351 1.5   6,908 6.9   9,672 7.7   8,185 2.2
Indiana  34 4.3   53 1.4   647 4.4   1,921 5.2   5,622 2.3
                             
Iowa  54 5.9   60 2.1   402 5.5   395 5.6   2,696 2.0
Kansas  103 4.6   75 2.3   615 4.3   472 3.8   2,309 2.2
Kentucky  6 2.4   23 1.3   173 5.3   962 4.6   4,715 2.8
Louisiana  97 7.3   130 4.4   299 8.1   7,955 10.1   5,054 5.2
Maine  49 13.0   40 5.0   37 6.5   81 6.6   3,047 5.2
                             
Maryland         
Massachusetts  41 5.0   347 2.6   3,366 9.1   1,651 6.4   5,812 2.7
Michigan  503 10.2   708 6.0   2,327 11.8   17,922 16.6   19,028 4.7
Minnesota  589 10.0   508 3.2   1,157 9.6   1,961 8.0   4,268 1.9
Mississippi  15 6.3   35 3.0   76 4.8   3,579 5.2   2,210 3.4
                             
Missouri  56 4.6   105 2.4   510 6.8   3,270 6.5   6,747 3.0
Montana  365 7.5   9 1.5   70 6.8   17 5.3   1,316 3.2
Nebraska  114 8.2   29 1.9   508 5.9   535 8.3   1,408 1.9
Nevada  85 4.3   291 3.0   2,209 6.1   777 5.6   2,140 3.6
New Hampshire  20 11.8   9 0.8   76 4.6   54 5.6   2,018 3.2
                             
New Jersey  26 3.6   158 0.6   2,507 3.7   2,207 3.2   2,633 1.2
New Mexico  986 8.1   37 3.1   2,978 6.4   147 6.7   1,175 3.9
New York         
North Carolina  421 8.7   186 2.6      
North Dakota  216 7.9   0 0.0   16 3.9   17 3.8   502 1.8
                             
Ohio  68 9.1   140 2.0   2,258 19.6   8,918 9.5   13,197 3.0
Oklahoma  1,263 3.7   101 2.8   699 5.3   855 4.5   3,374 3.1
Oregon  260 7.4   245 3.2   1,753 8.3   374 7.9   4,581 3.8
Pennsylvania      2,000 6.5   3,967 5.1  
Rhode Island  28 9.6   103 6.9   934 11.5   356 8.3   1,414 4.1
                             
South Carolina  35 6.0   58 2.1   299 4.6   3,655 4.4   4,055 3.6
South Dakota  475 15.5   9 2.2   62 9.3   25 4.3   892 2.7
Tennessee  20 3.8   95 2.3   464 5.4   4,057 5.7   4,480 2.2
Texas  128 2.9   652 1.5   29,386 5.6   10,988 5.8   9,670 1.9
Utah  159 6.0   138 2.8   1,030 6.0   82 4.4   3,356 2.7
                             
Vermont         
Virginia  33 3.0   289 1.5   1,463 5.7   3,794 3.8   4,303 1.9
Washington  896 10.1   964 3.5   2,898 7.8   1,397 7.8   10,482 4.4
West Virginia  3 3.4   6 1.1   24 4.1   193 5.0   3,109 3.9
Wisconsin  226 5.1   192 1.9   808 5.2   2,153 7.8   3,061 1.3
Wyoming  110 12.3   6 2.1   174 8.0   28 7.9   1,060 4.5
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         
Puerto Rico         
U.S. Virgin Islands  0 0.0   0 0.0 1 15 2.6   253 5.7   3 10.3
— 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.
NOTE: Black includes African American, Hispanic includes Latino, Asian includes Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and American Indian includes Alaska Native. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin unless specified. 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.
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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