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Table 2.  Public high school number of graduates and Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR), by race/ethnicity and state or jurisdiction: School year 2008–09
 
American Indian/ Alaska Native1 Asian/Pacific Islander Hispanic Black White
State or jurisdiction Graduates AFGR2   Graduates AFGR2   Graduates AFGR2   Graduates AFGR2   Graduates AFGR2
Reporting states3 31,859 64.8   161,305 91.8   476,568 65.9   449,261 63.5   1,859,262 82.0  
                               
Alabama  461 84.7   509 90.2   799 63.0   13,884 62.2   26,380 74.5  
Alaska  1,508 51.8   588 79.9   364 89.4   283 56.3   4,874 75.2  
Arizona  3,346 53.8   2,007 98.9   21,607 69.2   3,519 78.7   31,895 75.8  
Arkansas  205 79.2   442 94.4   1,599 75.7   5,939 68.0   19,872 75.5  
California4  2,890 65.8   54,701 91.9   147,717 61.6   25,420 57.7   134,816 80.8  
                               
Colorado  466 61.4   1,738 96.3   9,364 60.8   2,619 69.8   33,272 84.3  
Connecticut  77 61.1   1,248 88.5   3,861 55.5   4,221 63.5   25,561 81.8  
Delaware  31 81.6   246 91.8   522 61.3   2,438 66.8   4,602 79.0  
District of Columbia  2 100.0   55 84.6   245 50.1   3,084 62.8   131 77.5  
Florida  451 68.4   4,436 94.0   34,079 66.9   32,167 59.8   78,933 71.1  
                               
Georgia  140 76.1   3,101 94.1   5,052 56.6   31,949 61.2   45,921 73.0  
Hawaii  57 77.0   8,673 76.7   487 71.0   226 75.3   2,065 70.5  
Idaho  198 61.5   297 96.7   1,778 72.7   181 91.9   14,353 81.6  
Illinois  242 70.6   5,600 92.9   19,616 68.8   21,887 60.8   82,749 85.7  
Indiana  140 68.6   834 100.0   2,700 66.8   6,070 56.4   52,568 77.1  
                               
Iowa  154 63.6   657 98.1   1,353 68.7   1,344 71.5   30,418 87.4  
Kansas  418 69.0   739 87.9   2,655 63.5   2,321 66.6   23,569 83.7  
Kentucky  6 7.2   417 99.0   710 80.2   4,213 70.2   36,044 77.8  
Louisiana  287 70.0   682 94.2   718 73.6   14,346 59.6   19,589 73.2  
Maine  90   216   116   274   13,397  
                               
Maryland  186 71.5   3,426 98.8   3,842 76.8   20,581 71.8   30,269 85.6  
Massachusetts  171 76.0   3,279 93.3   6,972 67.7   5,240 73.9   48,694 86.1  
Michigan  873 64.7   2,812 94.5   3,538 61.2   19,219 58.5   85,642 80.9  
Minnesota  901 56.7   3,407 90.4   1,997 63.9   3,969 69.1   49,455 91.4  
Mississippi  37 49.3   239 79.9   313 67.7   11,837 58.6   12,079 65.3  
                               
Missouri  271 83.4   1,058 100.0   1,591 80.3   10,111 71.3   49,938 85.7  
Montana  863 63.1   115 92.0   190 76.6   65 73.9   8,844 84.5  
Nebraska  227 56.3   328 92.4   1,617 66.9   1,054 56.7   16,275 88.0  
Nevada4  264   2,054   5,014   1,849   10,723  
New Hampshire  38 77.6   276 100.0   192 41.6   359 100.0   13,892 84.2  
                               
New Jersey  136 70.5   7,776 99.1   14,808 76.1   15,220 75.9   56,875 89.1  
New Mexico  2,118 59.9   277 93.3   8,760 60.7   478 67.4   6,298 72.4  
New York  646 60.6   14,346 88.4   29,529 57.4   30,441 58.1   105,632 85.1  
North Carolina  1,102 67.2   2,088 93.3   5,067 66.5   24,103 65.0   52,487 79.3  
North Dakota  423 52.4   75 93.8   89 72.4   138 100.0   6,507 91.1  
                               
Ohio  188 83.9   1,835 98.7   2,113 66.0   15,630 56.8   100,117 84.9  
Oklahoma  7,034 75.5   902 100.0   2,664 73.7   3,643 68.7   22,976 79.0  
Oregon  693 62.3   1,695 89.8   4,250 70.7   826 61.1   26,558 77.4  
Pennsylvania  169 72.5   3,428 99.3   6,509 65.3   16,424 64.0   103,712 84.4  
Rhode Island  63 75.9   286 75.7   1,519 67.2   836 70.5   7,324 77.8  
                               
South Carolina  107 62.9   605 90.3   1,227 64.0   14,541 58.9   22,453 71.6  
South Dakota  554 54.4   99 99.0   137 66.5   141 85.5   7,192 85.1  
Tennessee  109 83.2   916 97.8   1,762 74.3   14,221 71.4   43,360 79.4  
Texas  961 81.9   10,462 100.0   104,854 69.6   35,982 68.0   112,016 82.7  
Utah  420 62.9   1,086 91.3   2,707 61.2   344 70.3   25,801 81.7  
                               
Vermont  39 83.0   150 100.0   61 81.3   99 84.6   6,822 89.1  
Virginia  240 79.7   4,758 99.4   4,960 71.8   18,961 67.2   49,490 82.3  
Washington  1,217 51.3   5,860 87.6   6,398 63.1   2,961 60.7   45,496 75.3  
West Virginia  16 57.1   149 100.0   140 88.1   741 70.2   16,644 77.0  
Wisconsin  848 74.1   2,533 99.5   3,122 77.3   4,920 65.3   53,987 95.0  
Wyoming  130 45.0   69 87.3   414 69.6   65 65.0   4,815 77.1  
Department of Defense dependents schools, Bureau of Indian Education, and other jurisdictions 
DoDDS: DoDs Overseas5           
DDESS: DoDs Domestic5           
Bureau of Indian Education           
American Samoa           
Guam           
Commonwealth of the                               
Northern Marianas Islands           
Puerto Rico           
U.S. Virgin Islands  3 50.0   1 50.0   97 52.2   833 64.6   6 85.7  
— Not available. State or jurisdiction did not report diploma count by race/ethnicity. Nevada did not report membership data needed to calculate the AFGR by race/ethnicity.
‡ Reporting standards not met. Maine included 1,169 diplomas that were awarded to students attending private schools that received a majority of their funding from private sources. Because the racial/ethnic breakdown of these students was not known, and because these students were not reported on Maine's state-level reporting in the past, the AFGR was not calculated by race/ethnicity, nor were Maine's data included among the reporting states.
1 The rate for American Indians/Alaska Natives excludes students served in schools operated by the Bureau of Indian Education.
2 AFGR is an estimate of the percentage of an entering freshman class graduating in 4 years. For 2008–09, it equals the total number of diploma recipients in 2008–09 divided by the average membership of the 8th-grade class in 2004–05, the 9th-grade class in 2005–06, andthe 10th-grade class in 2006–07.
3 Reporting states totals include any of the 50 states and the District of Columbia that reported all data elements.
4 Due to item non-response, data for California and Nevada were imputed based on prior year reported data.
5 DoDDS and DDESS are the Department of Defense Overseas Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools and the Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools, respectively.
NOTE: Ungraded students were allocated to individual grades proportional to each state's enrollment in those grades. Black includes African American, Hispanic includes Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and American Indian includes Alaska Native. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin unless specified. Due to the time lapse between the reporting of enrollments and graduates, calculated rates may exceed 100 percent. For the purpose of reporting, these rates have been top coded to 100 percent.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "NCES Common Core of Data State Dropout and Completion Data File," School Year 2008–09, Version 1a.


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