Children Dropping Out of School (7th-12th grade)

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Definitions:  Public school students who dropout within a school year and do not return by the following October 1st. The percentage is the total reported dropouts divided by the October 1 enrollment for grades 7-12. Data represent the cumulative dropouts for grades 7-12 reported by each district for the school year. Schools are assigned to the county where their district offices are located. Private and home-schooled children are not included.

Data Source: Minnesota Department of Education. http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/Data/index.html

Footnotes: The data year represents the first portion of the school year, e.g., data for 2005 is for school year 2005-06, etc.