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Common Core of Data (CCD)

Table 4. Public school high school number of dropouts, event dropout rate, and enrollment in grades 9–12, by state or jurisdiction: School year 2005–06

State or jurisdiction Number of dropouts1 Dropout rate1 Enrollment grades 9–121
Reporting states2  549,149 3.9 13,964,557
       
Alabama  5,349 2.5 212,907
Alaska  3,347 8.0 42,062
Arizona  22,573 7.6 296,274
Arkansas  4,285 3.1 138,332
California  72,277 3.7 1,938,474
       
Colorado  17,903 7.8 229,856
Connecticut  3,210 2.0 161,455
Delaware  1,994 5.5 36,298
District of Columbia 
Florida  32,342 4.1 796,482
       
Georgia  23,364 5.2 452,767
Hawaii  2,608 4.7 55,313
Idaho  2,100 2.7 77,675
Illinois  24,793 4.0 620,461
Indiana  9,057 2.9 309,131
       
Iowa  3,366 2.2 154,488
Kansas  3,584 2.4 146,537
Kentucky  6,331 3.3 192,479
Louisiana  14,382 8.4 172,111
Maine  3,339 5.4 61,999
       
Maryland  10,481 3.9 271,449
Massachusetts  9,997 3.4 292,763
Michigan  18,949 3.5 545,570
Minnesota  8,657 3.1 281,328
Mississippi  4,100 3.0 135,101
       
Missouri  11,583 4.1 280,806
Montana  1,759 3.7 47,567
Nebraska  2,515 2.8 90,108
Nevada  8,936 7.7 116,178
New Hampshire  2,127 3.2 67,386
       
New Jersey  6,647 1.7 385,567
New Mexico  5,310 5.5 97,206
New York  38,751 4.4 877,401
North Carolina 
North Dakota  680 2.1 32,408
       
Ohio  23,150 4.1 565,836
Oklahoma  6,300 3.6 176,656
Oregon  7,156 4.6 156,436
Pennsylvania  16,162 2.8 583,731
Rhode Island  1,995 4.1 48,785
       
South Carolina 
South Dakota  1,685 4.4 38,257
Tennessee  7,820 2.8 278,610
Texas  53,697 4.3 1,254,417
Utah  4,998 3.3 149,320
       
Vermont 
Virginia  9,998 2.7 371,508
Washington  18,427 5.6 331,618
West Virginia  3,248 3.9 83,093
Wisconsin  6,271 2.2 283,227
Wyoming  1,546 5.7 27,124
       
Department of Defense dependents schools, Bureau of Indian Education, and other jurisdictions 
DoDDS: DoDs Overseas3 
DDESS: DoDs Domestic3 
Bureau of Indian Education 
American Samoa  107 2.5 4,357
Guam 
Northern Marianas Islands  115 3.5 3,312
Puerto Rico  1,173 0.7 163,211
U.S. Virgin Islands  413 8.2 5,023
— Not available. State did not report dropout counts or reported counts that did not conform to the NCES definition.
‡ Reporting standards were not met. Data were missing for districts that represent more than 20 percent of 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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