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N.C. schools report "record low" dropout rates

Posted by on Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 4:20 PM

Good news out of North Carolina's public schools.

The N.C. Department of Public Instruction reports "record low" dropout rates in state schools in the 2013-2014 school year. Read about it in detail here and find copies of the reports here.

Last school year, 2.28 percent of high school students dropped out of school. That marks a decrease from the previous year's record low, which was 2.45 percent.

“This is a day for celebration as North Carolina has seen another record low dropout rate and two school districts report no dropouts,” State Superintendent June Atkinson said in a statement. “This could not have been done without the hard work and perseverance of students, educators and parents. Students realize a high school diploma is the first step toward reaching their life goals. I look forward to the day when reporting zero dropouts is the rule and not the exception.”

Among Triangle schools, Wake County reported a dropout rate of 1.47. Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools' rate came in at 0.34, and Durham Public Schools and Orange County Schools reported rates of 1.96 and 1.55, respectively.

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