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Maine Statewide Dropout Rate

Public Schools

         
Year Secondary
Enrollment
Dropouts
Grades 9-12
Dropout
Rate
 
2005-06 * 61,593 3,337 5.42%
2004-05 62,653 1,739 2.78%
2003-04 62,778 1,678 2.67%
2002-03 62,340 1,740 2.79%
2001-02 62,295 1,802 2.89%
2000-01 61,512 1,929 3.14%
1999-00 60,685 1,999 3.29%
1998-99 * 59,744 1,991 3.33%
1997-98 62,291 1,926 3.09%
1996-97 61,412 1,874 3.05%
1995-96 60,707 1,830 3.01%
1994-95 60,127 1,883 3.13%
1993-94 59,215 1,719 2.90%
1992-93 58,498 1,644 2.81%
1991-92 58,225 1,680 2.89%
1990-91 58,775 1,700 2.89%
1989-90 59,881 1,986 3.32%
1988-89 62,318 2,407 3.86%
1987-88 65,975 2,677 4.06%
1986-87 66,166 2,601 3.93%
1985-86 66,767 2,384 3.57%
1984-85 * 58,414 2,057 3.52%
1983-84 63,858 2,314 3.62%
1982-83 64,951 2,364 3.64%
1981-82 67,450 2,627 3.89%
1980-81 69,920 2,924 4.18%
1979-80 71,853 2,988 4.16%
1978-79 73,395 3,365 4.58%
1977-78 73,996 3,466 4.68%
1976-77 73,669 3,949 5.36%
1975-76 72,781 3,302 4.54%
1974-75 72,018 3,343 4.64%

Notes:

  • 1984-85: several reports were not filed
  • 1998-99: Data source for secondary enrollment changed
    • Secondary enrollment reported on the EF-M-40 Fall School Statistical Report
    • Dropouts reported on the EF-M-35a Year End Report for School Systems/Selected Private Schools Part II - Dropouts
  • 2005-06: Data source for all student enrollment changed