||Does the high school dropout rate vary by sex and race?
||Male and female high school youth have similar dropout rates, while dropout rates among racial and ethnic groups have greater variation.
|Note: White and black race groups do not include youth of Hispanic ethnicity. Persons of Hispanic ethnicity can be of any race.
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- The event dropout rate in 2009 was essentially equal for female youth (3.4%) than male youth (3.5%).
- In 2009, the dropout rate for white youth (2.4%) has remained below the rates for blacks (4.8%) and Hispanics (5.8%).
- The annual proportion of youth in grades 10-12 who left school without completing a high school program was lower in 2009 than in the 1970s, regardless of sex, race, or ethnicity.
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book
. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/population/qa01503.asp?qaDate=2009.
Released on March 05, 2012.
Data Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 1972-2009
. [Report no. 2012-006]. [PDF
]. Washington, D.C.: 2011.
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