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DROPOUT PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION

Most recent statistics detailed in the 2012-2013 Consolidated Data Report indicate that high schools in North Carolina reported a dropout rate of 2.45%. This rate represents a 18.6% decrease from the 3.01% rate reported from the previous year.

The annual dropout rate illustrates the number and percentage of students who drop out during one year's time. Some of these students may return to school in the subsequent year and complete high school; others may drop out multiple times. The four-year cohort graduation rate is considered a more comprehensive picture of this issue.

The full report containing state, district and charter high school dropout counts and rates for 2012-2013 is available online at www.ncpublicschools.org/research/discipline/reports/.


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QUICK FACTS

3,030,000
Number of students dropping out of school annually in the U.S.

8,300
Number of students who drop out each day

85.3%
Percent of Americans with a high school diploma

$260,000
Amount of money a high school graduate will earn more than a drop out

11,049
Number of NC 9-12 grade students who dropped out of school during the 2012-2013 academic year
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Top Five Reasons NC Students Drop Out of School*

  1. Attendance
  2. Enrollment in a community college
  3. Lack of engagement with school and/or peers
  4. Unknown
  5. Academic problems

*High school dropout reason codes as reported by school social workers or school counselors responsible for documenting reasons.

TOWN HALL MEETING ON GRADUATION AND DROPOUT PREVENTION

Our thanks to those of you who attended the Town Hall Meeting Graduation and Dropout Prevention during the 2014 Collaborative Conference for Student Achievement.¬†Click here for the agenda. (pdf, 1.6mb)

We look forward to seeing at the 2015 Town Hall meeting!