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Dropouts by Race & Gender (2011–2017)

Historical downloadable data files for grade seven through twelve dropouts and enrollment by race/ethnic designation and gender by school.

Please Note: The California Department of Education (CDE) is in the process of revising the collection of one-year dropout data through the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) and the aggregate reporting of these data through DataQuest reports and as downloadable data files. While the CDE makes these changes, the one-year dropout reports in DataQuest will not be updated and the previously available one-year dropout downloadable data files have been moved to the Historical Data Files section. Information about high school dropouts can be found in the Four-year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) and Outcome and the Five-year Cohort Graduation Rate and Outcome downloadable data files and corresponding DataQuest reports. Local educational agencies looking for information about middle school dropouts can obtain information from CALPADS snapshot report 1.14: Dropouts Count – State View (filtered for grades 7 and 8). Further questions regarding one-year dropout data can be sent by e-mail to the Data Reporting Office at

Each school in these files may have one or more records, but no more than 16. In other words, there may be two records (one female and one male) for each of the eight ethnic designations.

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Last Reviewed: Friday, February 16, 2024
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