Public High School Dropouts and Completers

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The report reviews high school dropout rates and the percentage of students who complete high school in four years for 37 states (among those not reporting: California, Florida and New York). The dropout rate between 1998 and 2000 ranged from 2.5 percent in Iowa to 9.2 percent in Louisiana. Wisconsin had the highest percentage of its youth (89.3 percent) receive a high school diploma in four years or less. 10 pages. Free online. National Center for Education Statistics, 1990 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20006. (202) 502-7300,