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Table 6. Public school high school number of dropouts and event dropout rate, by race/ethnicity and state or jurisdiction: School year 2005–06

American Indian/ Alaska Native Asian/Pacific Islander Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic White, non-Hispanic
State or jurisdiction Number Rate   Number Rate   Number Rate Number Rate   Number Rate
Reporting states1  9,976 6.9   15,698 2.4   148,515 5.8   124,636 6.3   195,079 2.6
                             
Alabama  24 1.3   25 1.2   114 2.9   2,239 2.9   2,947 2.3
Alaska  1,241 11.7   203 6.9   152 9.7   189 10.0   1,562 6.2
Arizona    328 4.4   9,704 9.3   1,263 8.1  
Arkansas  23 2.5   49 2.4   264 3.8   1,306 4.2   2,644 2.7
California  738 4.4   4,300 1.8   40,323 4.8   10,607 6.5   15,041 2.3
                             
Colorado  356 13.5   353 4.8   8,244 15.8   1,709 12.5   7,239 4.7
Connecticut  13 2.3   36 0.7   1,050 4.6   640 2.8   1,471 1.3
Delaware  9 6.8   29 2.9   235 9.8   809 7.3   912 4.2
District of Columbia    22 7.4       23 4.0
Florida  84 3.7   320 1.7   8,799 5.0   10,931 5.8   11,804 2.9
                             
Georgia  35 5.4   270 2.1   2,102 7.8   9,899 5.6   10,709 4.7
Hawaii  16 6.9   1,846 4.5   129 5.5   53 5.1   564 5.3
Idaho  63 5.6   16 1.3   533 6.5   30 4.8   1,449 2.2
Illinois  64 4.2   419 1.8   6,307 6.7   9,545 7.8   8,383 2.3
Indiana  25 3.4   61 1.7   646 4.8   1,788 5.0   6,396 2.5
                             
Iowa  57 6.0   50 1.8   409 6.1   414 6.3   2,434 1.8
Kansas  77 3.7   78 2.4   607 4.5   531 4.4   2,066 1.9
Kentucky         
Louisiana  111 8.6   148 5.6   291 9.8   8,408 12.0   5,424 5.7
Maine  39 10.1   46 5.7   44 8.1   62 5.5   3,149 5.3
                             
Maryland         
Massachusetts  52 6.6   352 2.7   2,794 7.9   1,703 6.6   4,953 2.3
Michigan         
Minnesota  688 11.8   546 3.5   1,161 10.3   1,939 8.6   4,335 1.9
Mississippi  17 7.6   21 1.9   41 3.1   2,513 3.7   1,508 2.3
                             
Missouri  71 6.5   83 2.0   429 6.3   3,757 7.9   7,243 3.3
Montana  405 8.5   7 1.2   53 5.4   18 6.3   1,276 3.1
Nebraska  97 7.3   41 2.7   496 6.4   500 8.0   1,381 1.9
Nevada  169 9.1   485 5.4   3,297 10.1   1,233 9.4   3,752 6.3
New Hampshire  9 4.9   18 1.7   109 6.6   33 3.6   1,958 3.1
                             
New Jersey    188 0.7   2,019 3.1   1,853 2.8   2,567 1.1
New Mexico  829 6.6   43 3.3   2,854 5.9   126 5.2   1,458 4.5
New York  250 7.0   2,063 3.4   12,581 7.8   12,577 7.3   11,280 2.4
North Carolina  471 9.8        
North Dakota  193 7.3   5 1.6   20 5.0   10 2.6   452 1.6
                             
Ohio  61 8.1   133 1.8   924 8.5   9,168 9.9   12,314 2.8
Oklahoma  1,225 3.8   58 1.8   741 6.2   882 4.7   3,394 3.1
Oregon         
Pennsylvania  32 3.9   317 2.3   2,242 7.2   5,305 6.1   8,266 1.8
Rhode Island  23 7.6   69 4.8   587 7.6   240 5.7   1,076 3.1
                             
South Carolina         
South Dakota  610 20.0   23 5.0   53 8.4   45 8.5   954 2.8
Tennessee  19 4.0   77 2.0   390 5.3   3,138 4.6   4,188 2.1
Texas  179 4.3   632 1.6   29,815 5.9   11,101 5.9   11,977 2.3
Utah  198 7.6   134 2.8   1,126 7.2   89 5.3   3,456 2.8
                             
Vermont         
Virginia  41 3.8   313 1.6   1,533 6.4   3,680 3.8   4,340 1.9
Washington  921 10.5   1,145 4.3   3,096 8.8   1,793 10.2   11,472 4.8
West Virginia  8 7.9   2 0.3   27 5.0   163 4.5   3,048 3.9
Wisconsin  250 5.9   224 2.3   704 4.9   1,997 7.8   3,096 1.3
Wyoming  183 21.2   11 3.8   212 10.4   30 8.9   1,111 4.7
                             
Department of Defense dependents schools, Bureau of Indian Education, and other jurisdictions 
DoDDS: DoDs Overseas2         
DDESS: DoDs Domestic2         
Bureau of Indian Education         
American Samoa  0   107 2.5   0   0   0
Guam         
Northern Marianas Islands         
Puerto Rico  0   0   1,173 0.7   0   0
U.S. Virgin Islands         
— Not available. State did not report dropout counts or reported counts that did not conform to the NCES definition.
† Not applicable. Jurisdiction reported membership of zero.
‡ Reporting standards were not met. Data were missing for districts that represent more than 20 percent of total race/ethnicity category membership.
1 Reporting states totals include any of the 50 states and the District of Columbia that reported data.
2 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 2005–06, Version 1b.

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