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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 2. Dropout rates for grades 9-12, by state: School years 1991-92 through 2000-01 -
State 2000-01 1999-2000 1998-99 1997-98 1996-97 1995-96 1994-95 1993-94 1992-93 1991-92
Alabama1
4.1 4.5 4.4 4.8 5.3 5.6 6.2 5.8
Alaska2
8.2 5.5 5.3 4.6 4.9 5.6
Arizona1
10.9 8.4 9.4 10.0 10.2 9.6 13.7 10.3 11.0
Arkansas
5.3 5.7 6.0 5.4 5.0 4.1 4.9 5.3 4.8 4.1
California
 
Colorado
Connecticut
3.0 3.1 3.3 3.5 3.9 4.8 4.9 4.8 4.6
Delaware
4.2 4.1 4.1 4.7 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.2
District of Columbia
7.2 8.2 12.8 10.6 9.5 10.1 11.5
Florida1
4.4
 
Georgia
7.2 7.2 7.4 7.3 8.2 8.5 9.0 8.7
Hawaii1
5.7 5.3 5.3 5.2
Idaho1
5.6 6.9 6.7 7.2 8.0 9.2 8.5
Illinois1
6.0 6.2 6.5 6.9 6.6 6.4 6.6 6.8
Indiana
 
Iowa
2.7 2.5 2.5 2.9 2.9 3.1 3.5 3.2
Kansas
3.2
Kentucky
4.6 5.0 4.9 5.2
Louisiana3
8.3 9.2 10.0 11.4 11.6 11.6 3.5 4.7
Maine
3.1 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.4 3.1
 
Maryland1
4.1 4.1 4.4 4.3 4.9 4.8 5.2 5.2
Massachusetts
3.4 4.1 3.6 3.2 3.4 3.4 3.6 3.7 3.5 3.2
Michigan
Minnesota
4.0 4.3 4.5 4.9 5.5 5.2 5.2 5.1
Mississippi
4.6 4.9 5.2 5.8 6.0 6.2 6.4 6.1 5.6 5.3
 
Missouri
4.2 4.4 4.8 5.2 5.8 6.5 7.0 7.0 6.2 6.2
Montana
4.2 4.2 4.5 4.4 5.1 5.6
Nebraska
4.0 4.0 4.2 4.4 4.3 4.5 4.5 4.6 3.8 3.6
Nevada
5.2 6.2 7.9 10.1 10.2 9.6 10.3 9.8 8.3 7.8
New Hampshire4
5.4
 
New Jersey1
2.8 3.1 3.1 3.5 3.7 4.1 4.0 4.3
New Mexico
5.3 6.0 7.0 7.1 7.5 8.3 8.5 8.1 7.8 7.5
New York1
3.8 4.1 4.0 3.2
North Carolina
6.3
North Dakota
2.2 2.7 2.4 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.3
 
Ohio2
3.9 5.0 3.9 5.1 5.2 5.4 5.3 4.7
Oklahoma1
5.2 5.4 5.2 5.8 5.9 5.7 5.8 4.6
Oregon
5.3 6.2 6.4 6.8 7.0 7.1 7.3 5.8 5.9
Pennsylvania
3.6 4.0 3.8 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.1 3.8 3.7 3.7
Rhode Island
5.0 4.8 4.5 4.9 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.9 4.6 4.8
 
South Carolina
3.3
South Dakota
3.9 3.5 4.5 3.1 4.5 5.7 5.3 5.3
Tennessee1
4.3 4.2 4.6 5.0 5.1 4.9 5.0 4.8
Texas
4.2 5.0
Utah
3.7 4.1 4.7 5.2 4.5 4.4 3.5 3.1
 
Vermont1
4.7 4.7 4.6 5.2 5.0 5.3 4.7 4.8
Virginia
3.5 3.9 4.5 4.8 4.6 4.7 5.2 4.8
Washington
West Virginia
4.2 4.2 4.9 4.1 4.1 3.8 4.2 3.8
Wisconsin2
2.3 2.6 2.6 2.8 2.7 2.4 2.7 3.1
Wyoming2
6.4 5.7 5.2 6.4 6.2 5.7 6.7 6.5
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
1.9 1.3 2.0 2.0 1.1 0.2 1.4 1.4 0.9 1.8
Guam
11.4 12.2 15.0 16.2 16.7 13.9 13.1 11.3 8.7 6.6
Northern Marianas
6.1 7.2 11.5 13.2 8.6 5.0 5.4 3.2
Puerto Rico2
1.0 0.9 1.2 1.3 1.6 1.5 2.2 2.2 2.5
Virgin Islands
3.9 6.8 7.3 6.8 3.5 2.3 6.0 3.1 6.4 3.7
-Not available. These states do not report dropouts that are consistent with the NCES definition.
1These states reported on an alternative July through June cycle rather than the specified October through September cycle.
2The following states reported data using an alternative calendar in the years indicated: Alaska (1995-96 and 1999-2000), Ohio (1993-94), Wisconsin (all years except 1998-99), Wyoming (1993-94) and Puerto Rico (all years except 1997-98).
3Effective with the 1995-96 school year, Louisiana changed its dropout data collection from school-level aggregate counts reported by districts to an individual, student-record system. The increase in the droput rate is due in part to the increased ability to track students.
4New 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 Survey Dropout and Completion Data File: School Years 1991-92 through 1996-97" Version 1a and "Local Education Agency Universe Survey Dropout and Completion Data File" School Years 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000 Versions 1b, and 2000-01 Version 1a.

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