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Public High School Dropouts and Completers from the Common Core of Data: School Years 1998-99 and 1999-2000
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Table 1. - Dropout numbers and rates in grades 9-12, by state: School years 1999-2000 and 1998-99
State 1999-2000 1998-99
Total 9th- through 12th-graders1 Number of Dropouts Dropout Rate Total 9th- through 12th-graders1 Number of Dropouts Dropout Rate
Alabama2
199,574 8,928 4.5 205,459 9,118 4.4
Alaska2
38,790 2,134 5.5 38,382 2,044 5.3
Arizona
224,813 18,881 8.4
Arkansas
133,274 7,637 5.7 132,988 7,918 6.0
California
 
Colorado
Connecticut
148,263 4,541 3.1 143,823 4,715 3.3
Delaware
32,447 1,337 4.1 32,803 1,361 4.1
District of Columbia
15,296 1,096 7.2 14,684 1,197 8.2
Florida
 
Georgia
378,486 27,175 7.2 371,642 27,358 7.4
Hawaii
Idaho
74,074 5082 6.9
Illinois2
554,327 34,095 6.2 549,515 35,908 6.5
Indiana
 
Iowa
158,477 4,002 2.5 158,820 3,997 2.5
Kansas
Kentucky
187,553 9,445 5.0 191,352 9,317 4.9
Louisiana
207,331 18,999 9.2 208,895 20,923 10.0
Maine
60,595 1,977 3.3 59,790 1,975 3.3
 
Maryland2
238,113 9,772 4.1 233,541 10,208 4.4
Massachusetts
265,949 10,874 4.1 256,726 9,189 3.6
Michigan
Minnesota
272,869 11,790 4.3 268,966 12,011 4.5
Mississippi
133,095 6,571 4.9 133,837 6,961 5.2
 
Missouri
269,188 11,896 4.4 264,984 12,633 4.8
Montana
50,031 2,089 4.2 49,913 2,230 4.5
Nebraska
90,792 3,605 4.0 90,975 3,844 4.2
Nevada
85,960 5,348 6.2 81,945 6,493 7.9
New Hampshire
 
New Jersey2
331,468 10,267 3.1 327,784 10,188 3.1
New Mexico
95,903 5,772 6.0 96,268 6,775 7.0
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
37,740 1,003 2.7 38,001 921 2.4
 
Ohio
590,504 29,386 5.0 590,608 22,821 3.9
Oklahoma2
180,203 9,737 5.4 180,235 9,433 5.2
Oregon3
166,548 9,709 5.8 162,100 10,559 6.5
Pennsylvania
543,803 21,605 4.0 538,452 20,410 3.8
Rhode Island
43,617 2,096 4.8 43,019 1,931 4.5
 
South Carolina
South Dakota2
41,439 1,442 3.5 41,633 1,883 4.5
Tennessee2
253,913 10,668 4.2 244,929 11,340 4.6
Texas
1,088,428 54,390 5.0
Utah
149,816 6,167 4.1 151,366 7,152 4.7
 
Vermont2
31,984 1,491 4.7 30,656 1,403 4.6
Virginia2
320,920 12,381 3.9 316,569 14,153 4.5
Washington
West Virginia
88,320 3,708 4.2 91,394 4,438 4.9
Wisconsin
249,028 6,441 2.6 253,888 6,555 2.6
Wyoming
30,200 1,715 5.7 31,109 1,608 5.2
 
Outlying areas, DoD Dependents Schools, and Bureau of Indian Affairs
DoDDS: DoDs Overseas
DDESS: DoDs Domestic
Bureau of Indian Affairs
American Samoa
3,545 45 1.3 3,531 70 2.0
Guam
8,800 1,077 12.2 8,364 1,254 15.0
Northern Marianas
2,098 156 7.4 2,078 239 11.5
Puerto Rico2
165,027 1,519 0.9 161,321 1,892 1.2
Virgin Islands
5,994 409 6.8 5,750 421 7.3
 
— Not available.
1 Ungraded students are prorated into the 9th- through 12th-grade total for dropout rate calculation purposes. For those states that did not report dropouts, no prorated 9th- through 12th-grade enrollment was calculated.
2 This state reported on an alternative July through June cycle rather than the specified October through September cycle.
3 Oregon dropout counts erroneously included students that were completers, these students account for approximately 0.2 percent of Oregon's dropout counts.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), Data File: Local Education AgencyUniverse Dropout Data, School years 1998-99 and 1999-2000.

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