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Table 1. Public high school number of graduates, Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR), and estimated first-time 9th-graders, by state or jurisdiction: School year 200910
 
State or jurisdiction 2009–10 school year Estimated first-time 9th-graders in 2006–071
Number of
graduates
AFGR2 Average 8th-grade
enrollment base,
2005–06
9th-grade
enrollment base,
2006–07
10th-grade
enrollment base,
2007–08
Total3 3,128,022 78.2 3,998,564 3,827,519 4,284,842 3,881,914
Alabama 43,166 71.8 60,080 59,794 64,943 55,502
Alaska 8,245 75.5 10,923 10,793 11,337 10,639
Arizona 61,145 74.7 81,823 80,697 84,103 80,669
Arkansas 28,276 75.0 37,716 37,338 38,983 36,826
California 404,987 78.2 517,981 493,557 546,097 514,289
Colorado 49,321 79.8 61,795 59,929 64,754 60,702
Connecticut 34,495 4 75.1 4 45,928 44,680 48,579 44,526
Delaware 8,133 75.5 10,768 10,492 11,785 10,028
District of Columbia 3,602 59.9 6,009 5,630 6,996 5,402
Florida 156,130 70.8 220,608 208,413 240,337 213,074
Georgia 91,561 69.9 131,005 123,678 145,883 123,454
Hawaii 10,998 75.4 14,591 13,710 16,435 13,628
Idaho 17,793 84.0 21,177 20,674 21,843 21,013
Illinois 139,035 81.9 169,682 160,946 180,641 167,459
Indiana 64,551 77.2 83,597 82,021 86,804 81,967
Iowa 34,462 87.9 39,192 38,145 40,126 39,306
Kansas 31,642 84.5 37,428 37,009 38,787 36,488
Kentucky 42,664 79.9 53,378 51,085 57,671 51,379
Louisiana 36,573 68.8 53,177 53,832 58,841 46,857
Maine 14,069 82.8 16,983 5 16,692 16,000 16,839
Maryland 59,078 82.2 71,909 68,400 78,874 68,452
Massachusetts 64,462 82.6 78,013 76,223 82,368 75,448
Michigan 110,682 75.9 145,808 137,098 155,211 145,116
Minnesota 59,667 88.2 67,619 65,437 68,807 68,614
Mississippi 25,478 63.8 39,954 39,855 42,894 37,113
Missouri 63,994 83.7 76,457 74,436 81,671 73,264
Montana 10,075 81.9 12,304 12,073 12,862 11,976
Nebraska 19,370 83.8 23,118 21,998 24,459 22,898
Nevada 20,956 57.8 36,245 33,584 41,379 33,772
New Hampshire 15,034 86.3 17,430 17,089 18,280 16,922
New Jersey 96,225 87.2 110,405 108,356 113,445 109,415
New Mexico 18,595 67.3 27,614 25,987 29,895 26,961
New York 183,826 76.0 241,984 224,769 261,915 239,269
North Carolina 88,704 76.9 115,374 111,894 128,905 105,322
North Dakota 7,155 88.4 8,097 7,993 8,283 8,014
Ohio 123,437 81.4 151,674 144,869 164,806 145,347
Oklahoma 38,503 78.5 49,032 48,100 51,390 47,606
Oregon 34,671 76.3 45,425 44,135 46,247 45,892
Pennsylvania 131,182 84.1 156,013 149,319 165,393 153,327
Rhode Island 9,908 76.4 12,966 12,470 13,935 12,492
South Carolina 40,438 68.2 59,329 55,701 66,824 55,462
South Dakota 8,162 81.8 9,975 9,576 10,371 9,977
Tennessee 62,408 80.4 77,610 74,064 83,596 75,170
Texas 280,894 78.9 355,818 335,824 399,056 332,573
Utah 31,481 78.6 40,035 38,463 39,106 42,535
Vermont 7,199 91.4 7,874 7,568 8,168 7,887
Virginia 81,511 81.2 100,422 95,716 108,680 96,869
Washington 66,046 77.2 85,554 81,440 90,280 84,942
West Virginia 17,651 78.3 22,555 22,163 24,331 21,170
Wisconsin 64,687 91.1 71,018 66,985 75,282 70,788
Wyoming 5,695 80.3 7,092 6,819 7,184 7,274
 
Department of Defense dependents schools, Bureau of Indian Education, and other jurisdictions
DoDDS: DoDs Overseas6 4,403 4,056 3,494
DDESS: DoDs Domestic6 4,385
Bureau of Indian Education 1,236 1,315
American Samoa 1,377 910 727
Guam 2,343
Commonwealth of the
   Northern Marianas Islands
815 987 818
Puerto Rico 25,514 60.2 42,410 44,365 42,651 40,215
U.S. Virgin Islands 958 65.5 1,462 1,371 1,834 1,180
— Not available. State or jurisdiction did not report diploma count.
1 The enrollment base for estimated first-time 9th-graders for the rate was estimated as the average of student membership in grades 8, 9, and 10 in 3 consecutive years.
2 AFGR is an estimate of the percentage of an entering freshman class graduating in 4 years. For 2009–10, it equals the total number of diploma recipients in 2009–10 divided by the average membership of the 8th-grade class in 2005–06, the 9th-grade class in 2006–07, and the 10th-grade class in 2007–08.
3 Totals include the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
4 Data were imputed based on prior year rates.
5 Maine's estimated first-time 9th graders were edited to include 1,419 9th grade, publicly-funded private school students that were not reported as 9th graders on the 2006–07 Common Core of Data (CCD) but were reported as 10th graders in 2007–08 and as diploma recipients in 2009–10.
6 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.
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 2009–10, Version 1a; "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/ Secondary Education," 2005–06, Version 1b; 2006–07, Version 1c; and 2007–08, Version 1b.


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