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Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and secondary School Districts in the United States: 2000-2001
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Table 16.-Percentage of dropouts in the 100 largest school districts in the United States and jurisdictions: School year 1999-2000 - Part 1  ||  Part 2
Name of reporting
district
State
Percentage of Dropouts
Grade 9
Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12
Grade 9-12
Grade 7-12
New York City Public Schools
NY
Los Angeles Unified
CA
Puerto Rico Dept of Education
PR*
0.5 1.2 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.8
City of Chicago School Dist 29
IL*
18.7 15.7 15.5 9.8 15.8 10.4
Dade County School District
FL
 
Broward County School District
FL
Clark County School District
NV
2.3 4.8 8.2 15.4 7.1 4.8
Houston ISD
TX
9.7 8.5 6.0 24.6 11.2 7.6
Philadelphia City SD
PA
8.0 13.3 11.6 15.9 11.5 7.5
Hawaii Department of Education
HI
 
Detroit City School District
MI
Dallas ISD
TX
5.3 7.4 5.1 8.3 6.3 4.3
Hillsborough County Sch Dist
FL
Fairfax Cnty Public Schls
VA*
2.8 2.8 3.4 6.1 3.7 2.7
Palm Beach County School Dist
FL
 
Orange County School District
FL
San Diego City Unified
CA
Prince Georges County Pub Schs
MD*
2.9 2.9 2.7 2.6 2.8 1.8
Montgomery County Public Schls
MD*
1.4 1.8 2.0 2.2 1.8 1.2
Duval County School District
FL
 
Memphis City School District
TN*
7.8 9.0 8.8 8.3 8.4 6.2
Pinellas County School Dist
FL
Baltimore County Public Schls
MD*
2.7 3.9 4.6 3.6 3.6 2.4
Gwinnett County School Dist
GA
4.0 3.7 4.1 4.3 4.0 2.7
Baltimore City Pub Sch System
MD*
10.7 10.2 9.9 11.4 10.5 6.7
 
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
NC
Milwaukee Sch Dist
WI
9.8 11.2 10.4 10.7 10.4 7.9
Jefferson (KY) County
KY
7.2 9.4 8.8 4.5 7.6 5.2
De Kalb County School District
GA
9.0 8.3 8.7 8.5 8.7 6.6
Wake County Schools
NC
 
Cobb County School District
GA
3.1 4.2 4.6 5.2 4.2 2.8
Long Beach Unified
CA
Jefferson (CO) County R-1
CO
Albuquerque Public Schools
NM
9.3 9.6 8.2 7.6 8.8 6.3
Orleans Parish School Board
LA
9.9 8.6 8.6 13.1 9.9 8.3
 
Fresno Unified
CA
Polk County School District
FL
Fort Worth ISD
TX
7.1 9.7 8.5 12.3 9.0 6.4
Austin ISD
TX
5.2 7.6 6.9 9.0 6.9 4.8
Virginia Beach City Public Sch
VA*
4.7 4.3 4.8 5.9 4.9 3.3
 
Cleveland City SD
OH
29.6 25.9 23.1 20.9 26.1 20.4
Anne Arundel County Pub Schls
MD*
4.1 5.2 6.1 3.3 4.7 3.0
Jordan School District
UT
1.7 3.4 3.6 5.5 3.6 2.9
Granite School District
UT
2.6 5.7 9.7 17.7 8.9 6.9
Mesa Unified School District
AZ
 
District of Columbia Pub Schls
DC
7.5 7.6 7.2 6.0 7.2 6.3
Nashville-Davidson County SD
TN*
5.9 6.1 6.1 7.0 6.2 4.4
Denver County 1
CO
Brevard County School District
FL
Fulton County School District
GA
3.2 4.4 6.0 6.8 4.9 3.2
 
Columbus City SD
OH
19.6 15.8 16.7 21.5 18.3 14.1
Mobile County Sch Dist
AL*
4.6 4.3 4.6 3.4 4.3 2.8
Boston School District
MA
10.3 10.8 9.2 9.0 9.9 6.9
Tucson Unified District
AZ
Northside ISD
TX
3.7 3.5 4.2 8.4 4.7 3.3
 
Guilford County Schools
NC
El Paso ISD
TX
3.8 5.2 5.3 8.6 5.4 3.8
San Francisco Unified
CA
Volusia County School District
FL
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
TX
1.2 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.0
 
—Not available.
*This state reported on an alternative July through June cycle rather than the specified October through September cycle.
NOTE: Ungraded membership is prorated in the calculation of the dropout rate. Membership is taken from the 1999-2000 file. In calculating the aggregate 7-12 dropout rate, any districts that did not report dropouts for all grades 7 through 12 were marked as not available. The universe for this table includes outlying areas, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Department of Defense schools.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data, "Public Elementary/Secondary Education Agency Universe Survey," 2000-01 and "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 1999-2000.

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