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


February 28, 2019

Chart by the Pa. State Data Center with data from the Pa. Dept. of Education

This chart shows the Pennsylvania counties with the highest dropout rates in the 2016-17 school year. and the overall state rate at the bottom. Cove-area school districts had substantially lower rates, as described in the accompanying story.

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 wi...

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