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NCES 2012006 Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 19722009
This report updates a series of NCES reports on high school dropout and completion rates that began in 1988. The report includes national and regional population estimates for the percentage of students who dropped out of high school between 2008 and 2009, the percentage of young people who were dropouts in 2009, and the percentage of young people who were not in high school and had some form of high school credential in 2009. Data are presented by a number of characteristics including race/ethnicity, sex, and age. Annual data for these population estimates are provided for the 1972-2009 period. Information about the high school class of 2009 is also presented in the form on on-time graduation rates from public high schools.
10/13/2011
NCES 2011034 The Condition of Education 2011 in Brief
The Condition of Education 2011 in Brief contains a summary of 12 of the 50 indicators in The Condition of Education 2011. The topics covered include: enrollment trends by age; student achievement from the National Assessment of Educational Progress in reading and mathematics; international reading, mathematics, and science literacy; annual earnings of young adults; public high school graduation rates; status dropout rates; immediate transition to college; postsecondary graduation rates; students in high-poverty schools; characteristics of postsecondary institutions; and degrees earned.
5/26/2011
NCES 2011312 Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School Year 200809
This report presents findings associated with public high school graduation and event dropout counts for the 200809 school year. These data were collected as part of the Common Core of Data Survey Collection, a universe collection of public schools operating in the United States and associated other jurisdictions.
5/3/2011
NCES 2011012 Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 19722008
This report builds upon a series of National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports on high school dropout, completion, and graduation rates that began in 1988. The report includes discussions of many rates used to study how students complete or fail to complete high school. It presents estimates of rates for 2008 and provides data about trends in dropout and completion rates over the last three and a half decades (1972-2008) along with more recent estimates of on-time graduation from public high schools. Among findings in the report was that in October 2008, approximately 3 million civilian noninstitutionalized 16- through 24-year-olds were not enrolled in high school and had not earned a high school diploma or alternative credential. These dropouts represented 8 percent of the 38 million non-institutionalized, civilian individuals in this age group living in the United States.
12/8/2010
NCES 2011301 Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts in the United States: 2008-09
This annual report provides basic information from the Common Core of Data about the nation's largest public school districts in the 2008-09 school year. The data include such characteristics as the number of students and teachers, number of high school completers and the averaged freshman graduation rate, and revenues and expenditures. Findings include: In 2008-09, these 100 largest districts enrolled 22 percent of all public school students, and employed 22 percent of all public school teachers. The districts produced 20 percent of all high school completers (both diploma and other completion credential recipients) in 2007-08. Three states -- California, Florida, and Texas -- accounted for almost half of the 100 largest public school districts. Current per-pupil expenditures in fiscal year 2008 ranged from a low of $6,363 in the Granite District, Utah to a high of $23,298 in Boston, Massachusetts.
11/4/2010
NCES 2010349 Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts in the United States: 2007-08
This annual report provides basic information from the Common Core of Data about the nation's largest public school districts in the 2007-08 school year. The data include such characteristics as the number of students and teachers, number of high school completers and the averaged freshman graduation rate, and revenues and expenditures. Findings include: In 2007-08, these 100 largest districts enrolled 22 percent of all public school students, and employed 21 percent of all public school teachers. The districts produced 20 percent of all high school completers (both diploma and other completion credential recipients) in 2006-07. Three states -- California, Florida, and Texas -- accounted for almost half of the 100 largest public school districts. Current per-pupil expenditures in fiscal year 2007 ranged from a low of $5,886 in the Alpine District, Utah to a high of $21,801 in Boston, Massachusetts.
7/27/2010
NCES 2010341 Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School Year 200708
This report presents findings associated with public high school graduation and event dropout counts for the 200708 school year. These data were collected as part of the Common Core of Data Survey Collection, a universe collection of public schools operating in the United States and associated other jurisdictions.
6/2/2010
NCES 2010029 The Condition of Education 2010 in Brief
The Condition of Education 2010 in Brief contains a summary of 9 of the 49 indicators in The Condition of Education 2010. The topics covered include: enrollment trends by age; student achievement from the National Assessment of Educational Progress in reading and mathematics; annual earnings of young adults; public high school graduation rates; status dropout rates; immediate transition to college; postsecondary graduation rates; and degrees earned.
5/27/2010
NCES 2010315 Data File: Common Core of Data Local Education Agency Universe Survey Dropout and Completion Restricted-Use Data File: School Year 200607, version 1b
This restricted-use data file publishes data on dropouts and high school completers at the local education agency (LEA) or school district level. These data were collected as part of the Common Core of Data (CCD) component of the Department of Education's Education Data Exchange Network (EDEN) Collection System. Data presented on this file have not been suppressed or coarsened in any way.

Dropout data is presented by grade, race/ethnicity, and gender for grades 9 through 12. Dropout counts, rates, and associated enrollment variables are provided on this file.

High school completion data is presented by race/ethnicity and gender for both regular high school diploma recipients and for other high school completers. The Average Freshman Graduation Rate, and the components needed to compute this rate are also provided.
12/30/2009
NCES 2010313 Public School Graduates and Dropouts From the Common Core of Data: School Year 2006-07
This First Look report presents the number of high school graduates, the Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR), and dropout data for grades 9 through 12 for public schools during the 2006-07 school year. State education agencies (SEAs) provided the data to the Common Core of Data (CCD) nonfiscal survey.
10/21/2009
NCES 2009064 High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 2007
This report builds upon a series of National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports on high school dropout, completion, and graduation rates that began in 1988. The report includes discussions of many rates used to study how students complete or fail to complete high school. It presents estimates of rates for 2007 and provides data about trends in dropout and completion rates over the last three and a half decades (1972-2007) along with more recent estimates of on-time graduation. Among findings in the report was that among reporting states in 2006, the averaged freshman graduation rate (AFGR) was 73.2 percent. The rate provides an estimate of the percentage of public high school students who graduate with a regular diploma 4 years after starting 9th grade. The report also shows that students living in low-income families were approximately 10 times more likely to drop out of high school between 2006 and 2007 than were students living in high-income families. In October 2007, approximately 3.3 million civilian noninstitutionalized 16- through 24-year-olds were not enrolled in high school and had not earned a high school diploma or alternative credential.
9/23/2009
NCES 2009342 Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts in the United States: 2006-07
This annual report provides basic information from the Common Core of Data about the nation's largest public school districts in the 2006-07 school year. The data include such characteristics as the number of students and teachers, number of high school completers and the averaged freshman graduation rate, and revenues and expenditures. Findings include: In 2006-07, these 100 largest districts enrolled 23 percent of all public school students, and employed 22 percent of all public school teachers. The districts produced 17 percent of all high school completers (both diploma and other completion credential recipients) in 2005-06. Across the districts, the average freshman graduation rate was 75.6 percent. Three states -- California, Florida, and Texas -- accounted for almost half of the 100 largest public school districts. Current per-pupil expenditures in fiscal year 2003 ranged from a low of $5,719 in the Puerto Rico School District to a high of $19,749 in Boston, Massachusetts.
6/9/2009
NCES 2009082 The Condition of Education 2009 in Brief
The Condition of Education 2009 in Brief contains a summary of 12 of the 46 indicators in The Condition of Education 2009. The topics covered include: public and private enrollment in elementary/secondary education; projections of undergraduate enrollment; student achievement from the National Assessment of Educational Progress in reading and mathematics; status dropout rates; immediate transition to college; educational attainment; expenditures for elementary and secondary education; and undergraduate fields of study.
5/28/2009
NCES 2009313 Characteristics of Private Schools in the United States: Results from the 2007-08 Private School Universe Survey
This report on the 2007-08 Private School Universe Survey presents data on private schools in the United States for grades kindergarten through twelve by selected characteristics such as school size, school level, religious orientation, geographic region, urbanicity type, and program emphasis.
3/19/2009
NCES 2009309 Private School Universe Survey (PSS): Public-Use Data File for School Year 2005-06
This is the 2005-06 Private School Universe Survey (PSS) public-use data in three formats (SAS, SPSS, and text) with supporting documentation (file layout, codebook, survey report, and questionnaire.
12/31/2008
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