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Table 4. Public high school number of dropouts, event dropout rate, and enrollment for grades 912, by state or jurisdiction: School year 200910
 
State or jurisdiction Number of dropouts1 Event dropout rate1,2 Enrollment grades 9–122
Total3 514,238 3.4 14,931,370
Alabama 3,902 1.8 219,495
Alaska 2,820 6.9 40,837
Arizona 24,865 7.8 317,447
Arkansas 4,892 3.6 136,347
California 92,874 4.6 1,999,096
Colorado 12,891 5.3 240,990
Connecticut 5,194 3.0 174,020
Delaware 1,519 3.9 39,091
District of Columbia4 1,240 7.0 17,712
Florida 18,031 2.3 783,621
Georgia 17,769 3.8 472,934
Hawaii 2,736 5.2 52,685
Idaho 1,133 1.4 81,571
Illinois 18,540 2.9 640,462
Indiana 5,013 1.6 316,062
Iowa 5,099 3.4 150,509
Kansas 2,973 2.1 141,562
Kentucky 6,222 3.2 195,622
Louisiana 8,704 4.8 181,032
Maine 2,564 4.2 60,579
Maryland 7,082 2.7 266,627
Massachusetts 8,085 2.8 290,752
Michigan 22,983 4.3 534,369
Minnesota 4,338 1.6 272,392
Mississippi 10,414 7.4 139,786
Missouri 9,842 3.5 279,900
Montana 1,901 4.3 43,939
Nebraska 1,921 2.2 88,508
Nevada 5,544 4.5 123,558
New Hampshire 766 1.2 64,372
New Jersey 7,044 1.6 428,580
New Mexico 6,809 6.9 99,076
New York 31,867 3.6 895,597
North Carolina 20,195 4.7 429,752
North Dakota 680 2.2 30,497
Ohio 22,406 4.2 538,951
Oklahoma 4,285 2.4 177,823
Oregon 5,986 3.4 178,388
Pennsylvania 12,271 2.1 585,168
Rhode Island 2,166 4.6 46,934
South Carolina 6,269 3.0 211,019
South Dakota 1,000 2.6 37,968
Tennessee 7,582 2.7 285,881
Texas 36,070 2.7 1,329,862
Utah 4,133 2.6 161,457
Vermont 721 2.4 29,581
Virginia 7,999 2.1 381,320
Washington 13,960 4.2 329,960
West Virginia 3,294 4.0 82,349
Wisconsin 6,064 2.2 279,000
Wyoming 1,580 6.0 26,330
 
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 281 5.5 5,084
— Not available. State or jurisdiction did not report dropout counts or reported counts.
‡ Reporting standards not met. NCES suppressed dropout data for Puerto Rico due to low dropout counts that were unconfirmed by Puerto Rico.
1 Ungraded dropouts are prorated by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) into grades 9–12 based on the graded dropout counts to calculate numerators for dropout rates.
2 Ungraded student enrollments are prorated by NCES into grades 9–12 based on graded enrollments to calculate denominators for dropout rates.
3 Totals include the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
4 Data were imputed based on prior year rates.
5 DoDDS and DDESS are the Department of Defense Overseas Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools and the Department of Defense
NOTE: The event dropout rate is defined as the count of dropouts from a given school year divided by the count of student enrollments within the same grade span at the beginning of the same school year.
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.


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