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Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 19722008

NCES 2011-012
December 2010

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Table 1 Event dropout rates and number and distribution of 15- through 24-year-olds who dropped out of grades 1012, by selected characteristics: October 2008
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Table 2 Event dropout rates of 15- through 24-year-olds who dropped out of grades 1012, and number of dropouts and population of 15- through 24-year-olds who were enrolled: October 1972 through October 2008
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Table 3 Event dropout rates of 15- through 24-year-olds who dropped out of grades 1012, by sex and race/ethnicity: October 1972 through October 2008
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Table 4 Event dropout rates of 15- through 24-year-olds who dropped out of grades 1012, by family income: October 1972 through October 2008
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Table 5 Event dropout rates for public school students in grades 912, by state: School years 199394 through 200708
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Table 6 Status dropout rates and number and distribution of dropouts of 16- through 24-year-olds, by selected characteristics: October 2008
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Table 7 Status dropout rates, number of status dropouts, and population of 16- through 24-year-olds: October 1972 through October 2008
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Table 8 Status dropout rates of 16- through 24-year-olds, by sex and race/ethnicity: October 1972 through October 2008
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Table 9 Status completion rates, and number and distribution of completers ages 1824 not currently enrolled in high school or below, by selected characteristics: October 2008
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Table 10 Status completion rates, number of completers, and population of 18- through 24-year-olds: October 1972 through October 2008
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Table 11 Status completion rates of 18- through 24-year-olds not currently enrolled in high school or below, by sex and race/ethnicity: October 1972 through October 2008
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Table 12 Averaged freshman graduation rate of public high school students, by state: School year 200708
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Table 13 Averaged freshman graduation rates of public high school students and change in rates, by state: School years 200102 through 200708
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Appendix A
Table A-1 Summary table of high school dropout, completion, and graduation rates
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Table A-2 Percentage distribution of persons who passed the General Educational Development (GED) exam outside of federal and state contract facilities, by age group: 19982008
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Table A-3 Percentage distribution of persons who passed the General Educational Development (GED) exam at federal or state contract facilities, by age group: 19982008
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