Arizona's Number One in the United States! (For Highest Rate of High School Dropouts)

Categories: For the Kids
Out of all 50 states, there's no state where kids are dropping out of high school at a higher rate than Arizona.

That's according to a report on graduation and dropout rates released today by the National Center for Education Statistics, which is part of the U.S. Department of Education.

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These stats apparently take some time to put together -- this report takes into account 2009 and 2010 -- but the 7.8 percent of high school students in Arizona who dropped out during that time was the highest rate in the nation.

Mississippi had the second-highest rate, at 7.4 percent.

On the other hand, New Hampshire and Idaho had the lowest rates, at 1.2 percent and 1.4 percent, respectively.

The median dropout rate during that time was 3.4 percent.

Seeing that Arizona's high-schoolers beat the national average in meth, cocaine, and steroid use -- and legislators are currently trying to force loyalty oaths on high schoolers -- the dropout rate may not be incredibly surprising.

The silver lining, if there is any, is that Arizona's dropout rate was actually higher from 2008 to 2009, when it was 8.3 percent.

Click here if you want to check out the report.

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WhoKnows topcommenter

Has anyone ever seen Gov Glug-glug's HS diploma?  She does have that xray tech certificate, but who knows!


Jan Brewer - the edjumicatshun gubne who has done real good for all the kids of Arizona.

danzigsdaddy topcommenter

why complain that there is such a high number of drop outs in AZ? they are just trying to get involved in government.......after all no education and dropping out worked out well for GED Jan


What did you expect of a State that hates education.

After all, an educated populace wouldn't vote for the idiots we have in office in Arizona.

Take for example JoeArpaioFan, a perfect example of the dumbing down of Arizona voters..

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