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Common Core of Data (CCD)

Table 8. Public school number of graduates, number of high school dropouts, and high school event dropout rate in grades 9-12, by gender: School year 2006-07

State or jurisdiction Number of graduates1 High School Dropouts2
Male   Female
Male Female Number Rate   Number Rate
Reporting States3  1,355,748 1,418,401 322,968 4.9   238,833 3.8
Alabama  18,694 20,188 2,937 2.8   1,966 1.9
Alaska  3,718 3,948 1,511 7.0   1,363 6.6
Arizona  27,005 28,949 12,874 8.2   10,314 6.9
Arkansas  6,193 6,429 3,808 5.3   2,648 3.9
California  165,225 177,157 61,246 6.2   43,959 4.7
               
Colorado  22,199 23,429 9,051 7.6   7,214 6.3
Connecticut  18,555 18,986 2,126 2.4   1,511 1.8
Delaware  3,495 3,710  
District of Columbia  162 293 756 8.4   586 5.9
Florida  67,846 72,166 17,325 4.4   12,784 3.3
               
Georgia  36,504 40,034 12,378 5.4   8,376 3.7
Hawaii  5,563 5,500 1,673 5.9   1,265 4.8
Idaho  8,099 8,143 1,197 2.9   911 2.3
Illinois  63,223 65,958 14,442 4.5   10,718 3.5
Indiana  28,713 30,249 4,888 3.1   3,427 2.3
               
Iowa  17,077 17,050 2,101 2.6   1,506 2.0
Kansas  14,780 14,597 2,200 3.1   1,418 2.1
Kentucky  3,500 3.5   2,379 2.5
Louisiana  15,746 18,528 8,001 8.8   5,534 5.9
Maine  6,563 6,588 1,907 6.0   1,347 4.5
               
Maryland  27,874 29,690  
Massachusetts  31,188 31,953 6,513 4.4   4,745 3.3
Michigan  54,328 56,985 23,667 8.5   16,858 6.3
Minnesota  29,332 30,124 4,746 3.3   3,737 2.7
Mississippi  10,913 13,273 3,551 5.3   2,364 3.4
               
Missouri  29,854 30,421 6,076 4.2   4,612 3.3
Montana  5,065 5,057 1,038 4.3   739 3.2
Nebraska  10,141 9,732 1,478 3.1   1,116 2.5
Nevada  7,851 8,604 3,069 4.9   2,433 4.1
New Hampshire  7,079 7,373 1,286 3.8   891 2.7
               
New Jersey  46,682 46,040 4,300 2.2   3,231 1.7
New Mexico  7,549 8,118 2,919 6.1   2,412 5.2
New York  81,150 86,802  
North Carolina  35,720 39,081 13,759 6.7   9,355 4.6
North Dakota  3,593 3,522 441 2.7   310 2.0
               
Ohio  57,988 58,148 13,628 4.8   11,043 4.0
Oklahoma  18,234 18,866 3,405 3.7   2,887 3.3
Oregon  4,128 5.1   3,140 4.1
Pennsylvania  64,336 64,267  
Rhode Island  5,077 5,307 1,655 6.7   1,180 4.9
               
South Carolina  15,857 18,863 4,767 4.6   3,335 3.3
South Dakota  4,177 4,169 799 4.1   664 3.6
Tennessee  26,221 28,130 5,441 3.7   3,675 2.6
Texas  120,351 120,842 27,763 4.3   23,061 3.7
Utah  13,948 14,328 2,673 3.4   2,092 2.8
               
Vermont  3,193 3,149  
Virginia  35,065 38,128 5,826 3.1   4,056 2.2
Washington  30,303 32,036 9,477 5.6   7,160 4.5
West Virginia  8,648 8,759 1,871 4.3   1,464 3.6
Wisconsin  31,924 32,044 3,944 2.6   2,496 1.8
Wyoming  2,747 2,688 827 5.8   551 4.2
Department of Defense dependents schools, Bureau of Indian Education, and other jurisdictions 
DoDDS: DoDs Overseas4   
DDESS: DoDs Domestic4   
Bureau of Indian Education   
American Samoa   
Guam   
Northern Marianas Islands   
Puerto Rico   
U.S. Virgin Islands  183 7.5   88 3.4
— Not available. State did not report graduate counts or dropout counts by gender.
1 Graduate counts were calculated using district-level data. Totals may differ from graduate counts on other tables due to different reporting levels. Graduation rates were not calculated due to missing data at the school district level.
2 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.
3 Reporting states totals include any of the 50 states and the District of Columbia that reported data.
4 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; and "NCES Common Core of Data Local Education Agency Universe Survey Dropout and Completion Restricted-Use Data File," School Year 2006-07, Version 1a.

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