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Beaver, Philly and Luzerne Had State's Highest Dropout Rates During 2016-17

Of Pennsylvania's counties, 10 had dropout rates above the state average of 1.7 percent in 2016-17, according to data from the Pennsylvania State Data Center and the U.S. Census Bureau.

Males had higher dropout rates than females in nine of the 10 counties, while females had a slightly higher rate in Beaver County. Males accounted for 58.3 percent of all dropouts in Pennsylvania, compared to 41.7 percent of females.

The county with the lowest dropout rate was Cambria with a 0.5 percent dropout rate. Bucks, Montour, Union, Centre, and Washington counties rounded out the bottom of the list with...


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