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NEWS RELEASES 1997-98

NEWS RELEASES 1997-98 :: FEBRUARY 20, 1998

DROP-OUT RATE SHOWS SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT

Drop-out Rates for 94-95 Through 96-97

PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINADUPLICATED/ FEDERAL DATAUNDUPLICATED/ STATE DATA
1994-951995-961996-971994-951995-961996-97
Local Education Agency # of drop-outs Drop-out Rate # of drop-outs Drop-out Rate # of drop-outs Drop-out Rate # of drop-outs Drop-out Rate # of drop-outs Drop-out Rate # of drop-outs Drop-out Rate
Alamance 342 4.28 312 3.87 327 3.96 308 3.87 306 3.79 313 3.80
Alexander 125 5.46 108 4.71 104 4.44 123 5.38 105 4.59 99 4.23
Alleghany 25 3.33 19 2.64 18 2.53 25 3.33 19 2.64 18 2.53
Anson 71 3.37 102 4.87 89 4.34 66 3.14 99 4.73 81 3.96
Ashe 78 4.41 82 4.73 81 4.83 76 4.30 78 4.51 71 4.26
Avery 41 3.56 17 1.52 43 3.82 41 3.56 17 1.52 41 3.65
Beaufort 126 3.31 136 3.78 117 3.41 120 3.16 127 3.54 111 3.24
Bertie 71 3.65 21 1.14 67 3.70 61 3.15 21 1.14 62 3.43
Bladen 109 4.00 121 4.48 98 3.76 100 3.68 103 3.84 93 3.58
Brunswick 123 3.01 122 2.97 111 2.65 123 3.01 122 2.97 106 2.53
Bun-combe 578 5.14 530 4.74 464 4.16 447 4.02 504 4.52 414 3.73
Asheville 81 4.01 85 4.31 80 4.18 78 3.86 69 3.53 79 4.13
Burke 248 4.17 254 4.26 223 3.73 246 4.14 249 4.18 211 3.53
Cabarrus 212 3.08 264 3.67 256 3.40 197 2.87 260 3.62 248 3.30
Kannapolis 60 3.37 78 4.39 96 5.50 59 3.31 68 3.85 79 4.57
Caldwell 244 4.58 244 4.63 184 3.56 125 2.40 133 2.58 174 3.38
Camden 6 1.04 3 0.54 10 1.81 4 0.70 3 0.54 10 1.81
Carteret 150 3.83 130 3.27 135 3.31 129 3.31 109 2.76 117 2.88
Caswell 81 4.99 74 4.59 40 2.55 65 4.04 67 4.17 32 2.05
Catawba 244 3.84 284 4.37 304 4.58 193 3.06 237 3.67 272 4.12
Hickory 129 6.60 101 5.36 103 5.53 114 5.88 101 5.36 101 5.43
Newton-Conover 23 1.67 37 2.84 30 2.45 23 1.67 37 2.84 28 2.29
Chatham 98 3.50 107 3.78 88 3.15 57 2.07 103 3.65 75 2.70
Chero-kee 51 3.11 49 3.02 60 3.64 49 2.99 48 2.96 55 3.34
Chowan 37 3.07 38 3.27 20 1.74 37 3.07 38 3.27 17 1.48
Clay 11 1.86 10 1.65 9 1.44 11 1.86 10 1.65 4 0. 65
Cleveland 98 2.60 119 3.15 115 3.09 93 2.47 117 3.10 112 3.01
Kings Mountain 59 3.30 49 2.76 47 2.64 59 3.30 49 2.76 45 2.53
Shelby 44 2.94 44 3.01 65 4.72 42 2.81 44 3.01 61 4.44
Columbus 130 3.64 104 2.97 140 3.98 121 3.40 104 >2.97 138 3.92
Whiteville 61 4.70 34 2.74 38 3.07 54 4.18 31 2.51 34 2.76
Craven 184 2.77 180 2.72 172 2.64 161 2.43 165 2.50 156 2.40
Cumberland 684 3.08 859 3.85 868 3.93 652 2.94 835 3.74 837 3.80
Currituck 40 3.05 41 3.01 57 4.08 40 3.05 32 2.36 50 3.60 
Dare 46 2.62 52 2.78 47 2.39 28 1.61 49 2.62 35 1.79
Davidson 322 3.97 266 3.29 280 3.42 238 2.96 194 2.42 257 3.15
Lexington 59 4.41 46 3.53 66 5.02 51 3.84 27 2.10 51 3.93
Thomasville 34 3.55 30 3.21 24 2.70 34 3.55 29 3.10 24 2.70
Davie 86 3.81 53 2.40 52 2.31 76 3.38 53 2.40 49 2.18
Duplin 86 2.40 87 2.43 88 2.46 84 2.34 >87 2.43 85 2.38
Durham 488 3.83 623 4.90 658 5.21 390 3.09 377 3.02 608 4.84
Edgecombe 189 4.86 152 4.09 165 4.57 166 4.29 140 3.78 142 3.96
Forsyth 559 3.13 610 3.39 742 4.11 455 2.56 518 2.89 704 3.91
Franklin 146 4.91 156 5.15 153 5.08 122 4.13 148 4.90 150 4.98
Gaston 391 2.96 395 3.03 398 3.04 277 2.12 322 2.48 361 2.77
Gates 17 2.00 20 2.30 21 2.37 16 1.88 19 2.19 21 2.37
Graham 29 4.88 26 4.56 32 5.78 29 4.88 26 4.56 32 5.78
Granville 83 2.63 81 2.61 82 2.64 63 2.01 80 2.58 81 2.61
Greene 36 2.65 34 2.52 26 1.96 36 2.65 34 2.52 25 1.89
Guilford 842 3.34 705 2.81 723 2.85 823 3.26 605 2.42 660 2.61
Halifax 99 3.36 95 3.23 108 3.72 88 3.00 83 2.84 92 3.18
Roanoke Rapids 37 2.67 36 2.63 32 2.32 29 2.10 33 2.41 27 1.96
Weldon 8 1.37 16 2.76 29 5.36 7 1.20 16 2.76 23 4.30
Harnett 180 3.08 163 2.75 197 3.21 156 2.68 155 2.62 164 2.69
Haywood 116 3.57 131 3.95 136 4.03 98 3.04 127 3.83 127 3.78
Hen-derson 166 3.30 181 3.53 145 2.81 155 3.09 172 3.36 136 2.64
Hertford 76 3.82 56 2.83 45 2.25 62 3.14 51 2.58 44 2.20
Hoke 139 5.50 109 4.37 86 3.46 111 4.44 109 4.37 78 3.15
Hyde 12 3.25 14 3.75 9 2.42 11 2.99 14 3.75 6 1.63
Iredell 234 3.73 266 4.18 268 4.10 234 3.73 263 4.13 262 4.01
Mooresville 47 3.26 66 4.38 48 3.05 41 2.86 65 4.32 48 3.05
Jackson 78 4.64 78 4.51 72 4.18 62 3.72 68 3.95 67 3.90
Johnston 272 3.72 308 4.17 274 3.69 250 3.43 298 4.04 262 3.53
Jones 26 3.66 27 3.91 21 3.20 23 3.25 27 3.91 20 3.06
Lee 104 2.99 104 2.93 136 3.71 103 2.96 104 2.93 132 3.61
Lenoir 166 3.32 196 4.03 172 3.65 160 3.21 188 3.87 155 3.30
Lincoln 173 4.09 144 3.35 168 3.80 161 3.81 132 3.08 141 3.20
Macon 89 4.99 87 4.77 66 3.57 64 3.64 75 4.14 58 3.15
Madison 32 2.64 41 3.37 40 3.36 32 2.64 40 3.29 33 2.79
Martin 82 3.48 86 3.68 93 4.00 68 2.90 79 3.39 80 3.46
McDowell 131 4.53 149 5.18 131 4.65 126 4.36 148 5.15 129 4.58
Mecklenburg 2,017 5.15 2,098 5.22 2,235 5.43 1,897 4.86 1,978 4.93 2,095 5.10
Mitchell 25 2.38 15 1.45 27 2.55 23 2.20 5 0.49 27 2.55
Mont-gomery 83 4.15 59 3.01 61 3.11 68 3.43 47 2.41 53 2.72
Moore 145 3.13 129 2.79 147 3.15 138 2.99 119 2.58 144 3.08
Nash 291 3.64 310 3.95 238 3.12 262 3.29 290 3.70 230 3.02
New Hanover 460 4.65 372 3.80 363 3.69 431 4.37 333 3.41 353 3.59
Northampton 53 3.03 53 3.01 84 4.73 53 3.03 25 1.44 78 4.41
Onslow 252 2.73 221 2.37 172 1.84 117 1.29 181 1.95 161 1.73
Orange 102 4.01 73 2.90 84 3.27 99 3.90 72 2.87 80 3.12
Chapel Hill 65 1.85 37 1.03 32 0.87 55 1.57 37 1.03 29 0.79
Pamlico 23 2.24 24 2.40 21 2.21 23 2.24 24 2.40 21 2.21
Paquotank 65 2.40 59 2.19 67 2.49 63 2.33 58 2.15 66 2.46
Pender 67 2.63 117 4.30 115 4.18 56 2.21 75 2.80 106 3.86
Perquimans 11 1.20 7 0.77 12 1.30 11 1.20 7 >0.77 12 1.30
Person 96 3.88 83 3.40 76 3.11 95 3.84 82 3.36 74 3.03
Pitt 373 4.23 498 5.64 410 4.73 292 3.34 473 5.37 376 4.35
Polk 20 2.18 31 3.29 18 1.90 15 1.65 25 2.67 18 1.90
Randolph 374 5.60 327 4.92 279 4.14 345 5.19 320 4.82 266 3.96
Asheboro 82 4.92 91 5.39 81 4.80 78 4.70 91 5.39 79 4.69
Richmond 115 3.06 104 2.87 84 2.39 108 2.88 104 2.87 78 2.22
Robeson 441 4.14 500 4.76 598 5.71 405 3.82 423 4.05 555 5.32
Rockingham 312 4.79 308 4.80 250 3.91 249 3.86 277 4.33 214 3.36
Rowan 359 4.15 427 4.83 441 4.92 348 4.03 354 4.04 409 4.58
Rutherford 215 4.61 179 3.95 160 3.61 208 4.47 174 3.84 151 3.41
Sampson 34 1.06 46 1.43 37 1.16 34 1.06 43 1.34 37 1.16
Clinton 26 2.17 27 2.30 40 3.46 22 1.84 27 2.30 38 3.30
Scotland 187 5.27 160 4.70 163 4.96 182 5.14 160 4.70 157 4.79
Stanly 83 1.97 134 3.14 87 2.04 80 1.90 131 3.08 78 1.83
Stokes 201 6.42 133 4.32 130 4.20 179 5.76 129 4.19 99 3.23
Surry 178 4.81 212 5.74 191 5.25 158 4.29 184 5.02 169 4.68
Elkin 17 3.29 8 1.55 9 1.77 13 2.54 8 1.55 8 1.58
Mount Airy 19 2.21 17 2.07 14 1.75 19 2.21 16 1.95 14 1.75
Swain 40 5.00 53 6.61 25 3.24 38 4.76 49 6.14 22 2.86
Transylvania 59 3.20 57 3.10 54 2.94 56 3.04 54 2.94 49 2.67
Tyrrell 9 2.36 8 2.09 3 0.81 9 2.36 8 2.09 3 0.81
Union 260 3.28 208 2.59 191 2.33 215 2.73 185 2.31 178 2.18
Vance 153 4.77 200 6.42 159 5.27 131 4.11 199 6.39 150 4.99
Wake 1,304 3.76 1,203 3.37 1,015 2.76 1,304 3.76 1,170 3.28 957 2.61
Warren 58 3.88 87 5.73 86 5.77 54 3.62 79 5.23 81 5.45
Washington 20 1.55 28 2.23 18 1.47 20 1.55 28 2.23 17 1.39
Watauga 99 4.25 73 3.14 75 3.20 94 4.05 73 3.14 70 2.99
Wayne 235 2.73 256 2.97 300 3.47 228 2.65 212 2.47 231 2.69
Wilkes 265 5.66 225 4.89 233 5.08 252 5.39 209 4.56 214 4.69
Wilson 256 4.46 209 3.72 239 4.33 199 3.50 173 3.10 169 3.10
Yadkin 62 2.72 72 3.12 65 2.77 60 2.63 72 3.12 65 2.77
Yancey 32 2.84 59 5.15 49 4.37 30 2.67 55 4.82 41 3.69
North Carolina 19,987 3.78 20,044 3.78 19,730 3.71 17,844 3.39 18,203 3.45 18,235 3.44

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