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Common Core of Data (CCD)

Table 8. Public school high school event dropout rate and Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate, by region, locale, and district size: School year 2005–06

Region1
Northeast Midwest South West
Dropout rate grades Averaged Freshman Graduation Dropout rate grades Averaged Freshman Graduation Dropout rate grades Averaged Freshman Graduation Dropout rate grades Averaged Freshman Graduation
Locale or district size 9–12 Rate2,3   9–12 Rate2   9–12 Rate2,3   9–12 Rate2
Reporting states4  3.3 80.2   3.4 79.5   4.1 69.8   4.7 71.1
                       
Locale5                       
Large city  7.4 60.2   10.1 57.1   6.6 60.3   6.4 60.3
Midsize city  5.1 64.5   4.6 72.0   4.8 65.5   4.6 73.0
Urban fringe of a large city  1.8 85.1   2.4 84.1   3.5 73.2   4.3 75.0
Urban fringe of a midsize city  2.1 84.0   2.5 83.0   3.5 70.3   3.7 76.0
Large town  2.9 77.4   3.6 78.3   4.3 70.2   4.8 73.5
Small town  3.2 76.1   2.8 82.8   4.2 70.3   5.0 72.7
Rural, outside CBSA6  2.8 79.2   2.2 84.3   3.7 72.7   4.7 75.1
Rural, inside CBSA6  2.0 83.5   1.7 86.0   3.9 73.1   3.4 74.9
                       
District size7                       
50,000 or more  8.2 64.8   9.5 52.5   4.4 66.4   5.5 58.6
10,000–49,999  5.3 66.7   3.5 75.6   4.1 71.4   4.3 75.2
1,000–9,999  2.2 83.8   2.5 83.3   3.8 70.4   4.1 74.9
Less than 1,000  2.8 80.0   4.6 88.0   4.9 80.6   10.4 75.4
1 The 50 states and The District of Columbia are assigned to regions based on U.S. Census Bureau definitions.
2 Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR) is an estimate of the percentage of an entering freshman class graduating in 4 years. For 2005–06, it equals the total number of diploma recipients in 2005–06 divided by the average membership of the 8th-grade class in 2001–02, the 9th-grade class in 2002–03, and the 10th-grade class in 2003–04.
3 AFGR excludes Pennsylvania and South Carolina which did not report graduates for school year 2005–06.
4 Reporting states totals include any of the 50 states and the District of Columbia that reported data.
5 Dropout rates and AFGRs are for local education agencies (LEAs) that have been assigned a locale code.
6 CBSA stands for Core Based Statistical Area.
7 Dropout rates and AFGRs are of LEAs for which district membership was reported.
NOTE: The universe for this table includes the 50 states and the District of Columbia only.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "NCES Common Core of Data Local Education Agency Universe Survey Dropout and Completion Restricted-Use Data File," School Year 2005–06, version 1b.

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