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Table 6. Public high school number of dropouts and event dropout rate for grades 912, by race/ethnicity and state or jurisdiction: School year 200910
 
State or jurisdiction American Indian/ Alaska Native1 Asian/Pacific Islander Hispanic Black White Two or more races
Number of dropouts2 Event dropout rate2,3 Number of dropouts2 Event dropout rate2,3 Number of dropouts2 Event dropout rate2,3 Number of dropouts2 Event dropout rate2,3 Number of dropouts2 Event dropout rate2,3 Number of dropouts2 Event dropout rate2,3
Reporting states4 12,044 6.7 14,595 1.9 150,137 5.0 137,287 5.5 191,943 2.3
Alabama 27 1.3 37 1.4 59 0.9 1,610 2.0 2,095 1.6
Alaska 1,084 11.6 161 4.8 134 6.1 98 6.4 1,139 5.1 200 9.6
Arizona 2,746 14.6 475 4.9 9,989 8.1 1,714 8.8 9,941 6.8
Arkansas 45 4.9 51 2.0 426 4.1 1,510 5.0 2,817 3.1 40 3.1
California 1,035 6.5 4,847 2.0 55,187 5.8 12,660 8.4 16,436 2.8 2,709 5.0
Colorado 306 10.1 203 2.4 6,147 9.9 1,301 8.6 4,933 3.2
Connecticut 19 3.0 70 1.1 1,879 6.9 1,653 6.8 1,570 1.4
Delaware 14 10.3 43 3.2 160 4.7 629 4.9 672 3.1
District of Columbia5 0 0.0 13 5.4 147 8.3 1,045 6.9 27 4.9
Florida 69 2.7 164 0.8 5,398 2.8 6,310 3.5 5,788 1.6
Georgia 57 4.2 244 1.5 1,767 4.3 8,536 4.6 6,774 3.1 388 3.4
Hawaii 25 9.0 1,856 4.7 141 5.9 88 7.9 626 6.4
Idaho 36 2.5 18 1.2 244 2.2 17 1.9 817 1.2
Illinois 50 3.0 234 0.9 4,439 3.8 7,173 5.7 6,326 1.8
Indiana 19 2.2 53 1.1 448 2.4 1,175 3.1 3,141 1.3
Iowa 77 8.9 60 2.1 658 6.9 653 9.1 3,535 2.8 116 4.9
Kansas 76 4.1 22 0.7 534 2.9 413 3.7 1,826 1.8 95 2.0
Kentucky 5 1.9 43 2.0 249 5.6 1,186 5.5 4,736 2.9
Louisiana 63 4.8 63 2.0 192 3.9 5,415 6.8 2,972 3.2
Maine 43 8.6 37 3.8 36 5.0 73 4.9 2,373 4.2
Maryland 33 3.2 131 0.9 932 4.2 3,524 3.4 2,460 2.0
Massachusetts 27 3.3 242 1.7 2,880 7.3 1,272 5.0 3,510 1.7 153 3.1
Michigan 262 5.4 389 3.1 1,336 6.2 10,225 9.2 10,426 2.7
Minnesota 324 5.7 260 1.6 593 4.2 978 3.9 2,181 1.0
Mississippi 11 4.6 37 2.8 131 5.9 6,702 9.3 3,531 5.6 0 0.0
Missouri 41 3.0 76 1.5 361 4.1 4,259 8.4 5,105 2.4
Montana 466 10.3 11 2.0 67 6.2 27 7.0 1,327 3.5
Nebraska 97 7.0 34 1.8 413 4.0 276 4.1 1,098 1.6
Nevada 89 4.7 334 3.1 2,306 5.4 972 6.5 1,842 3.4
New Hampshire 3 1.5 14 1.1 58 2.9 18 1.6 670 1.1 3 1.0
New Jersey 19 1.5 133 0.4 2,212 2.8 2,572 3.5 2,075 0.9 31 3.4
New Mexico 1,042 8.8 55 4.6 4,051 7.2 197 9.0 1,429 5.3 36 4.7
New York 230 5.6 1,616 2.4 10,708 5.9 11,197 6.5 8,023 1.7
North Carolina 357 6.1 213 2.0 2,133 6.1 7,394 5.4 9,528 4.0
North Dakota 204 7.5 3 0.9 20 3.5 15 2.6 437 1.7
Ohio 61 7.8 108 1.4 957 7.4 8,738 9.4 11,613 2.8
Oklahoma 853 2.5 45 1.1 558 3.5 638 3.3 2,189 2.1
Oregon 245 6.7 113 1.4 1,399 4.7 329 6.2 3,649 2.9
Pennsylvania 21 2.2 201 1.3 2,066 5.1 3,346 3.7 6,529 1.5
Rhode Island 30 8.5 68 4.5 566 6.8 291 6.6 1,211 3.8
South Carolina 42 5.6 41 1.3 321 3.6 2,723 3.3 3,113 2.7
South Dakota 384 10.5 14 2.7 48 5.2 31 3.4 522 1.6
Tennessee 16 2.7 57 1.2 374 3.3 3,535 4.9 3,597 1.8
Texas 183 3.6 262 0.5 21,340 3.6 8,182 4.2 6,039 1.2
Utah 148 5.7 151 2.8 1,155 5.5 85 3.8 2,576 2.1
Vermont 0 0.0 9 2.0 9 2.6 8 1.5 681 2.4 13 4.1
Virginia 20 1.6 259 1.2 1,428 4.6 2,998 3.0 3,101 1.4
Washington 666 8.2 859 3.0 2,588 5.8 1,155 6.1 8,055 3.6
West Virginia 3 3.6 3 0.5 34 4.6 201 4.6 3,050 4.0 3 1.9
Wisconsin 221 5.2 159 1.6 859 4.7 2,101 7.5 2,725 1.2
Wyoming 150 20.8 4 1.7 0 0.0 39 13.1 1,107 5.0 280 94.9
 
Department of Defense dependents schools, Bureau of Indian Education, and other jurisdictions
DoDDS: DoDs Overseas6
DDESS: DoDs Domestic6
Bureau of Indian Education
American Samoa
Guam
Commonwealth of the
   Northern Marianas Islands
Puerto Rico
U.S. Virgin Islands 0 0.0 0 0.0 48 7.4 232 5.3 0 0.0
— Not available. State or jurisdiction did not report dropout counts. State or jurisdiction did not report students/dropouts in the two or more race category.
‡ Reporting standards not met. Data not available for more than 20 percent of states. NCES suppressed dropout data for Puerto Rico due to low dropout counts that were unconfirmed by Puerto Rico.
1 The rate for American Indians/Alaska Natives excludes students served in schools operated by the Bureau of Indian Education.
2 Ungraded dropouts are prorated by NCES into grades 9–12 based on the graded dropout counts to calculate numerators for dropout rates.
3 Ungraded student enrollments are prorated by NCES into grades 9–12 based on graded enrollments to calculate denominators for dropout rates.
4 Reporting states' totals include any of the 50 states and the District of Columbia that reported all data elements.
5 Data were imputed based on prior year rates.
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: 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. 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.
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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