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Public High School Dropouts and Completers from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2000-01
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Table 1. Dropout numbers and rates in grades 9-12, by state: School year 2000-01
State Total 9th-12th graders1 Dropouts Grade
Number Total 9th-12th rate 9th 10th 11th 12th
Alabama2
200,923 8,238 4.1 3.4 4.4 4.7 4.1
Alaska2
38,914 3,177 8.2 6.6 8.4 8.5 9.8
Arizona2
234,367 25,632 10.9 11.3 10.2 11.0 11.3
Arkansas
131,898 6,987 5.3 3.4 4.9 6.7 6.6
California
 
Colorado
Connecticut
155,731 4,649 3.0 2.9 3.0 3.2 2.8
Delaware
33,875 1,420 4.2 4.9 4.6 3.7 3.1
District of Columbia
Florida 2
674,817 29,965 4.4 4.8 4.1 4.0 4.7
 
Georgia
384,954 27,543 7.2 6.5 7.3 7.2 8.1
Hawaii2
52,053 2,968 5.7 3.9 5.8 6.2 7.8
Idaho
74,357 4,143 5.6 4.1 5.7 6.6 6.0
Illinois2
564,633 34,008 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.2 5.9
Indiana
 
Iowa
158,050 4,193 2.7 1.5 2.4 3.2 3.7
Kansas
143,763 4,565 3.2 1.7 3.1 3.9 4.2
Kentucky
185,003 8,557 4.6 3.9 5.1 5.0 4.6
Louisiana
196,040 16,361 8.3 9.1 8.2 7.7 8.2
Maine
61,426 1,926 3.1 1.8 3.1 4.3 3.6
 
Maryland2
242,502 9,930 4.1 4.1 4.2 4.1 4.0
Massachusetts
272,497 9,380 3.4 3.3 3.4 4.0 3.0
Michigan
Minnesota
275,502 11,014 4.0 1.4 3.1 4.6 7.1
Mississippi
131,787 6,108 4.6 4.3 4.9 4.8 4.7
 
Missouri
271,455 11,447 4.2 3.1 4.4 5.2 4.4
Montana
49,668 2,095 4.2 3.2 4.3 4.7 4.9
Nebraska
90,344 3,614 4.0 3.0 4.1 4.5 4.6
Nevada
90,125 4,730 5.2 3.4 1.7 5.2 12.2
New Hampshire3
51,592 2,763 5.4 2.3 4.6 7.6 8.0
 
New Jersey2
351,496 9,882 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.9 2.6
New Mexico
95,427 5,092 5.3 5.4 5.8 5.7 4.1
New York2
809,036 30,898 3.8 2.7 4.0 5.5 3.6
North Carolina
346,424 21,773 6.3 6.3 6.9 6.4 5.2
North Dakota
36,230 784 2.2 1.1 2.4 2.5 2.7
 
Ohio
590,120 22,822 3.9 3.6 3.4 3.7 4.8
Oklahoma2
177,577 9,202 5.2 5.1 5.1 5.7 4.7
Oregon
163,106 8,696 5.3 3.1 4.5 5.8 8.6
Pennsylvania
548,125 19,568 3.6 2.1 3.3 4.5 4.7
Rhode Island
44,499 2,212 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.9 5.0
 
South Carolina
183,896 6,089 3.3 3.5 3.7 3.1 2.6
South Dakota
40,784 1,571 3.9 2.9 3.8 4.2 4.6
Tennessee2
244,897 10,499 4.3 2.8 3.6 5.1 6.6
Texas
1,116,518 46,973 4.2 3.4 4.4 4.0 5.5
Utah
147,086 5,449 3.7 1.2 2.5 4.1 7.1
 
Vermont2
31,138 1,476 4.7 2.9 4.6 5.8 5.9
Virginia
329,575 11,415 3.5 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.9
Washington
West Virginia
85,100 3,570 4.2 3.5 4.8 4.6 4.0
Wisconsin
259,047 6,002 2.3 1.8 1.6 1.9 4.2
Wyoming
29,758 1,900 6.4 3.0 6.5 8.0 8.4
Department of Defense (DoD) dependents schools, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and outlying areas
DoD schools (overseas)
DoD schools (domestic)
Bureau of Indian Affairs
American Samoa
3,773 73 1.9 1.2 1.5 2.3 3.2
Guam
8,775 1,001 11.4 7.6 17.6 13.5 8.6
Northern Marianas
2,206 134 6.1 8.6 7.4 2.4 2.9
Puerto Rico2
166,476 1,737 1.0 0.7 1.4 1.3 0.8
Virgin Islands
5,454 215 3.9 6.8 2.4 2.8 2.2
-Not available. These states do not report dropouts that are consistent with the NCES definition.
†Not applicable. Total 9-12th graders not reported for states without conforming dropout data.
1Ungraded students are prorated into the 9-12th grade total for dropout rate calculation purposes. For those states that did not report dropouts, no prorated 9-12th grade enrollment was calculated.
2These states reported on an alternative July through June cycle rather than the specified October through September cycle.
3New Hampshire is missing reported dropouts for 14 of their 76 school districts that operate high schools (16.3 percent of enrollment in the 76 school districts).
SOURCE: Data are reported by states to the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency Universe Dropout and Completion Data File: School Year 2000-01" Version 1a.

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