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Table A12.  Number of public high school completers, the grades 912 dropout rate, and the public school averaged freshman graduation rate in the 100 largest school districts in the United States and jurisdictions, by school district: School year 2006–07
 
Completers1 Grades 9–12 dropout rate3 Averaged freshman graduation rate4
Other completers
Name of reporting district State   Total2   Diploma      
Reporting districts5    588,721   571,266   17,455   6.9   62.7
                       
New York City Public Schools  NY     47,789     7.2   49.6
Los Angeles Unified  CA   27,004   27,004     10.0   45.2
Puerto Rico Department of Education  PR   31,718   31,718       66.7
City of Chicago School District 299  IL   18,263   18,263     12.8   57.2
Dade  FL   19,874   18,030   1,844   8.2   56.4
                       
Clark County School District  NV   12,433   10,943   1,490   6.8   50.2
Broward  FL   15,292   14,201   1,091   4.8   60.9
Houston Independent School District  TX   7,645   7,645     9.6   52.2
Hillsborough  FL   10,331   9,858   473   2.5   70.4
Hawaii Department of Education  HI   11,239   11,063   176   7.0   75.4
                       
Orange  FL   10,071   9,178   893   2.7   64.0
Philadelphia City School District  PA   8,663   8,663     7.6   54.0
Palm Beach  FL   10,286   9,472   814   6.1   67.1
Fairfax County Public Schools  VA   11,912   11,492   420   3.1   85.6
Dallas Independent School District  TX   5,874   5,874     11.7   50.5
                       
Gwinnett County  GA   7,994   7,441   553   4.4   72.3
Montgomery County Public Schools  MD   10,186   10,037   149   3.9   87.3
Wake County Schools  NC     6,788     5.8   78.3
San Diego Unified  CA   6,335   6,335     5.8   60.7
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools  NC     5,912     8.7   62.1
                       
Prince George's County Public Schools  MD   8,247   8,226   21   5.5   71.3
Duval  FL   6,443   5,999   444   8.0   60.2
Memphis City School District  TN   6,331   5,741   590   9.4   61.2
Pinellas  FL   6,490   6,134   356   5.0   56.1
Detroit City School District  MI     6,185     24.4   46.8
                       
Cobb County  GA   6,765   6,298   467   3.0   76.4
Baltimore County Public Schools  MD   7,473   7,415   58   4.9   82.9
Dekalb County  GA   5,539   4,730   809   2.7   59.5
Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District  TX   5,069   5,069     1.4   85.8
Albuquerque Public Schools  NM     3,831     12.8   49.5
                       
Jefferson County  KY   5,057   5,032   25   7.8   67.3
Polk  FL   4,629   4,243   386   6.7   64.3
Long Beach Unified  CA   4,654   4,654     6.6   65.0
Milwaukee School District  WI     4,425     10.5   56.8
Northside Independent School District  TX   4,300   4,300     4.4   82.2
                       
Fulton County  GA   4,609   4,328   281   3.7   76.4
Jefferson County School District No R 1  CO   5,913   5,580   333   7.8   78.0
Jordan District  UT   5,411   4,632   779   2.9   80.8
Austin Independent School District  TX   3,595   3,595     6.6   64.5
Baltimore City Public Schools  MD   4,202   4,118   84   13.3   56.1
                       
Lee  FL   4,086   3,801   285   3.9   70.4
Fort Worth Independent School District  TX   3,407   3,407     8.3   56.9
Fresno Unified  CA   3,450   3,450     10.1   53.6
Granite District  UT     3,284     3.2   63.3
Brevard  FL   4,858   4,761   97   1.3   74.7
                       
Davidson County School District  TN   3,845   3,601   244   9.5   65.2
Anne Arundel County Public Schools  MD   5,123   5,077   46   2.8   78.7
Denver County 1  CO   3,289   2,814   475   20.5   54.2
Mesa Unified District  AZ     4,079     7.2   70.9
Prince William County Public Schools  VA   4,124   3,922   202   4.4   74.9
                       
Va Beach City Public Schools  VA   4,902   4,660   242   2.2   72.2
Guilford County Schools  NC     4,238     4.1   77.2
Davis District  UT   4,132   3,706   426   4.5   80.0
Greenville 01  SC   3,229   3,229     5.3   60.7
Fort Bend Independent School District  TX   4,456   4,456     3.3   86.6
                       
Pasco  FL   3,242   3,123   119   5.3   64.2
Washoe County School District  NV   3,110   2,725   385   3.3   50.8
Seminole  FL   4,189   4,031   158   1.5   72.5
Volusia  FL   3,825   3,624   201   2.0   64.6
Mobile County  AL   3,170   2,983   187   2.3   60.2
                       
Alpine District  UT   3,061   2,952   109   5.6   78.6
Arlington Independent School District  TX   3,206   3,206     4.9   66.1
Elk Grove Unified  CA   3,678   3,678     4.5   83.6
North East Independent School District  TX   3,779   3,779     1.2   88.2
El Paso Independent School District  TX   3,251   3,251     5.3   65.0
                       
Aldine Independent School District  TX   2,304   2,304     7.3   54.5
Tucson Unified District  AZ     3,281     4.0   69.4
Chesterfield County Public Schools  VA   4,169   4,028   141   2.8   85.5
District of Columbia Public Schools  DC     2,489     10.3   57.3
Garland Independent School District  TX   3,288   3,288     3.9   77.2
                       
Santa Ana Unified  CA   2,243   2,243     2.4   49.3
San Bernardino City Unified  CA   2,094   2,094     9.9   44.4
Boston  MA   3,376   3,376   0   11.4   63.5
Columbus City  OH   2,464   2,464     7.4   50.6
San Francisco Unified  CA   3,403   3,403     6.1   69.7
                       
San Antonio Independent School District  TX   2,140   2,140     12.3   53.8
Knox County School District  TN   3,391   3,257   134   5.4   76.2
Katy Independent School District  TX   3,323   3,323     1.3   92.8
Loudoun County Public Schools  VA   2,829   2,752   77   1.7   95.3
Plano Independent School District  TX   3,197   3,197     1.3   83.5
                       
Cumberland County Schools  NC     3,009     4.9   69.2
Douglas County School District No Re 1  CO   2,855   2,769   86   1.5   88.0
Cleveland Municipal City  OH   2,112   2,112     17.4   36.8
Osceola  FL   3,015   2,700   315   6.7   72.6
Clayton County  GA   2,431   2,025   406   1.3   48.7
                       
Capistrano Unified  CA   3,038   3,038     0.7   80.6
Forsyth County Schools  NC     2,744     9.1   73.1
Corona Norco Unified  CA   2,989   2,989     3.7   86.2
Pasadena Independent School District  TX   1,984   1,984     7.5   61.3
Cherry Creek 5  CO   3,344   3,259   85   4.9   91.1
                       
Atlanta Public Schools  GA   2,050   1,863   187   7.6   48.5
Lewisville Independent School District  TX   2,918   2,918     1.6   83.3
Howard County Public Schools  MD   3,576   3,550   26   1.7   92.3
Anchorage School District  AK   2,927   2,831   96   8.7   73.8
Brownsville Independent School District  TX   1,958   1,958     8.5   57.2
                       
Garden Grove Unified  CA   2,711   2,711     1.6   74.4
Henrico County Public Schools  VA   3,019   2,829   190   3.7   76.6
Sacramento City Unified  CA   2,236   2,236     7.8   52.8
Omaha Public Schools  NE   2,276   2,276   0   9.7   60.5
San Juan Unified  CA   3,748   3,748     10.5   86.0
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
1 Includes high school diploma recipients as well as other high school completers (e.g., certificates of attendance), but not high school equivalencies (e.g., GEDs). Total completers may be different than reported in the CCD state-level file.
2 The grand total number of total completers for the entire set of the 100 largest school districts includes districts that reported diploma data but did not report other completer data. Individual districts, on the other hand, reporting diploma data but not other completer data are marked as missing. Therefore, the number of total completers for the entire 100 largest school districts is greater than the sum of the district-level total completer counts.
3 The grades 9–12 dropout rate estimates the percentage of public high school students who left high school between the beginning of one school year and the beginning of the next without earning a high school diploma or its equivalent (e.g., a General Education Development (GED)) and do not meet any of the following exclusionary conditions: transfer to another public school district, private school, or state- or district-approved education program; temporary absence due to suspension or school-approved illness; or death. The grades 9–12 dropout rate is calculated by dividing the number of grades 9–12 dropouts by the grades 9–12 enrollment. Ungraded enrollment within each agency is redistributed across other grades in proportion to the graded enrollment. See appendix B for more information.
4 Averaged freshman graduation rate (AFGR) is an estimate of the percentage of an entering freshman class graduating in four years. For 2006–07, it equals the total number of high school diploma recipients in 2006–07 divided by the average membership of the 8th-grade class in 2002–03, the 9th-grade class in 2003–04, and the 10th-grade class in 2004–05. Ungraded students were allocated to individual grades proportional to each state's enrollment in those grades. See appendix B for more information.
5 Totals do not include districts where data were not available.
NOTE: Data include all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, four outlying areas (American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), the Bureau of Indian Education, and the Department of Defense dependents schools (overseas and domestic).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency Universe Survey," 2007–08, Version 1a, and "Local Education Universe Survey Dropout and Completion Public-Use Data File," 2006–07, Version 1a.


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