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State of Maine
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Maine Statewide Dropout Rate
Public Schools
and Private Schools w/ more 
than 60% publicly funded students
Secondary Dropout
Year Enrollment Dropouts Rate
2004-05 68,294 1,857 2.72%
2003-04 68,348 1,799 2.63%
2002-03 67,714 1,842 2.72%
2001-02 67,669 1,954 2.89%
2000-01 66,881 2,054 3.07%
1999-00 66,405 2,106 3.17%
1998-99 64,924 2,092 3.22%
1997-98 67,380 2,029 3.01%
1996-97 66,443 1,964 2.96%
1995-96 65,575 1,918 2.92%
1994-95 64,865 1,947 3.00%
1993-94 64,001 1,834 2.87%
1992-93 63,240 1,746 2.76%
1991-92 62,872 1,783 2.84%
1990-91 63,371 1,827 2.88%
1989-90 64,526 2,122 3.29%
1988-89 66,924 2,525 3.77%
1987-88 69,681 2,796 4.01%
1986-87 70,609 2,703 3.83%
1985-86 71,321 2,518 3.53%
Dropout rates derived from:
1985-86 to 1997-98: Secondary enrollment reported on the EF-M-35 Year End Report
for School Systems/Selected Private Schools as of June 30.
Note: Data source for secondary enrollment changed in 1998-99.
Beginning 1998-99: 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.
Note: 2 private school reports not filed for 1987-88