County 1998-2012

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Definitions: The number and percent of public high school students who have withdrawn or been expelled from high school before graduation or completion of a program of studies and who have not enrolled in another educational institution or program. Each local educational unit submits a dropout report to the Department of Education as of the last day of school, counting all students who dropped out during the previous school year. This calculation is referred to as an “event” dropout rate. Data are for public schools only. Note: 2009 and 2008 data are not comparable to previous school years because the method for collecting data has changed.

Data Source: Maine Department of Education.

Footnotes: Data represent school years. Year indicated is the spring term of the school year, such that "2011" data represent 2010-11 school year. Also, 2008-09 data are not directly comparable to previous school years because the method for collecting data has changed. For the 2005-06 school year, all data for Cape Elizabeth has been removed due to known errors.

Updated November 2013.