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NEWS RELEASES 2000-01

NEWS RELEASES 2000-01 :: DROPOUT RATE

1998-99 AND 1999-00 DROPOUT DATA FOR 7-12 AND 9-12 FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS OR NORTH CAROLINA

(Duplicated Counts and Rates for LEAs and Charter Schools, Excluding Expelled Students Per G.S. 115C-12(27))

LOCAL EDUCATION AGENCY OR CHARTER SCHOOL 1998-99 1999-00 1998-99 1999-00
7-12 DROPOUTS 7-12 DROPOUTS 9-12 DROPOUTS 9-12 DROPOUTS
Numbers Rates Numbers Rates Numbers Rates Numbers Rates
LAKESIDE SCHOOL 2 6.56 * * 2 9.30 * *
ALAMANCE-BURLINGTON 418 4.75 443 4.82 407 7.09 436 7.31
ALEXANDER COUNTY 152 6.35 110 4.61 143 9.14 104 6.77
ALLEGHANY COUNTY 21 3.12 28 4.34 21 4.63 28 6.29
ANSON COUNTY 159 7.76 132 6.54 146 10.76 119 9.09
ASHE COUNTY 98 6.12 84 5.39 97 8.87 84 7.91
CROSSNORE ACADEMY * * 5 10.99 * * 5 16.95
AVERY COUNTY 67 6.06 54 5.11 67 9.00 54 7.65
BEAUFORT COUNTY 148 4.38 172 5.05 136 6.19 154 6.95
BERTIE COUNTY 105 5.85 70 4.02 101 8.30 70 6.00
BLADEN COUNTY 81 3.21 77 3.09 80 4.81 75 4.64
BRUNSWICK COUNTY 211 4.74 263 5.80 201 6.97 253 8.49
BUNCOMBE COUNTY 522 4.61 559 4.87 505 6.84 537 7.21
ASHEVILLE CITY 88 4.58 76 3.99 88 6.62 75 5.60
BURKE COUNTY 414 6.68 296 4.73 402 10.09 289 7.28
CABARRUS COUNTY 310 3.78 311 3.67 307 5.74 305 5.48
KANNAPOLIS CITY 62 3.49 81 4.30 59 5.30 73 6.20
CALDWELL COUNTY 216 4.08 230 4.23 212 6.13 227 6.43
CAMDEN COUNTY 23 3.63 38 5.88 23 5.68 38 8.99
CAPE LOOKOUT HIGH 31 24.12 37 26.71 31 24.12 37 26.71
CARTERET COUNTY 174 4.16 177 4.22 171 6.16 176 6.31
CASWELL COUNTY 76 4.73 81 4.89 76 7.30 81 7.48
CATAWBA COUNTY 294 4.21 288 3.98 287 6.30 286 6.03
HICKORY CITY 120 6.29 143 7.04 116 9.39 138 10.50
NEWTON-CONOVER 19 1.57 23 1.88 18 2.27 23 2.85
WOODS CHARTER 2 2.21 * * 2 3.20 * *
CHATHAM COUNTY 129 4.38 160 5.17 129 6.90 157 7.92
CHEROKEE COUNTY 74 4.53 62 3.75 71 6.48 60 5.49
EDENTON/CHOWAN 31 2.56 43 3.54 31 3.90 43 5.34
CLAY COUNTY 23 3.53 36 5.48 23 5.17 36 7.86
CLEVELAND COUNTY 188 4.82 137 3.47 186 7.43 136 5.48
KINGS MOUNTAIN 105 5.53 97 5.09 99 8.05 96 7.81
SHELBY CITY 67 5.02 58 4.40 62 7.19 53 6.20
COLUMBUS COUNTY 159 4.51 190 5.39 142 6.21 175 7.53
WHITEVILLE CITY ** 62 4.87 55 4.30 54 6.69 51 6.13
CRAVEN COUNTY 294 4.46 300 4.53 284 6.56 288 6.62
CUMBERLAND COUNTY 994 4.33 803 3.46 953 6.38 765 5.05
CURRITUCK COUNTY 79 5.29 89 5.81 79 8.14 89 8.73
DARE COUNTY 82 3.94 83 3.85 82 6.00 82 5.91
DAVIDSON COUNTY 329 3.86 329 3.79 317 5.74 314 5.53
LEXINGTON CITY 69 5.15 63 4.75 68 8.18 60 7.17
THOMASVILLE CITY 35 3.99 33 3.78 34 6.08 33 5.99
DAVIE COUNTY 95 4.02 90 3.66 90 5.86 90 5.66
DUPLIN COUNTY 148 4.01 138 3.67 129 5.59 126 5.32
DURHAM COUNTY ** 698 5.48 543 4.25 681 8.24 502 6.08
EDGECOMBE COUNTY 194 5.42 208 5.84 175 7.40 201 8.55
LIFT ACADEMY 1 0.63 * * 0 0.00 * *
FORSYTH COUNTY 929 4.95 843 4.37 890 7.15 813 6.42
FRANKLIN COUNTY 159 4.94 207 6.12 145 7.25 188 8.85
GASTON COUNTY 816 5.91 707 5.10 787 8.86 674 7.53
GATES COUNTY 42 4.32 50 5.08 41 6.52 50 7.53
GRAHAM COUNTY 47 8.47 20 3.82 40 11.32 19 5.93
GRANVILLE COUNTY 137 4.11 186 5.41 125 6.16 174 8.15
GREENE COUNTY 45 3.28 68 4.91 45 5.12 68 7.28
GUILFORD COUNTY ** 1,163 4.30 1,104 3.99 1,120 6.40 1,070 5.97
HALIFAX COUNTY 98 3.58 138 5.01 98 5.31 133 7.27
ROANOKE RAPIDS CITY 42 3.05 53 3.86 42 4.82 47 5.29
WELDON CITY 16 3.28 16 3.36 15 4.64 15 4.87
HARNETT COUNTY 322 4.80 365 5.15 312 7.39 352 7.83
HAYWOOD COUNTY 152 4.40 144 4.12 152 6.71 142 6.23
HENDERSON COUNTY 235 4.42 209 3.88 224 6.36 204 5.74
HERTFORD COUNTY 78 3.92 111 5.65 78 5.77 109 8.03
HOKE COUNTY 129 4.97 165 6.35 127 7.60 159 9.53
HYDE COUNTY 18 5.12 28 8.43 14 6.02 28 12.42
IREDELL-STATESVILLE 437 6.14 329 4.53 424 9.10 326 6.91
MOORESVILLE CITY 75 4.31 60 3.32 70 6.19 58 4.86
JACKSON COUNTY 75 4.38 68 3.99 75 6.52 67 5.83
JOHNSTON COUNTY 391 4.84 373 4.39 356 7.05 336 6.36
JONES COUNTY 28 4.22 24 3.75 28 6.30 24 5.65
LEE COUNTY 192 5.10 181 4.71 173 7.19 166 6.71
LENOIR COUNTY 266 5.61 256 5.44 247 8.05 234 7.61
LINCOLN COUNTY 236 4.94 247 5.01 236 7.42 247 7.61
MACON COUNTY 73 3.82 92 4.70 71 5.66 89 6.97
MADISON COUNTY 53 4.59 37 3.26 53 6.92 37 5.11
MARTIN COUNTY 99 4.38 109 4.86 95 6.29 107 7.27
MCDOWELL COUNTY 123 4.33 156 5.42 110 6.07 132 7.24
KENNEDY CHARTER 8 24.24 * * 7 30.43 * *
MECKLENBURG COUNTY 2,401 5.50 2,133 4.76 2,202 7.72 1,981 6.82
MITCHELL COUNTY 21 1.92 25 2.24 21 2.95 25 3.44
MONTGOMERY COUNTY 98 4.93 109 5.40 92 7.10 109 8.14
MOORE COUNTY 155 3.20 175 3.48 153 4.78 168 5.15
NASH-ROCKY MOUNT ** 461 5.84 436 5.51 410 7.97 399 7.74
NEW HANOVER COUNTY 429 4.36 393 3.95 424 6.37 390 5.83
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY 74 4.29 83 4.92 74 6.39 83 7.43
ONSLOW COUNTY 410 4.23 432 4.45 407 6.31 429 6.65
ORANGE COUNTY 94 3.51 83 3.05 94 5.45 82 4.73
CHAPEL HILL-CARRBORO 62 1.54 32 0.75 62 2.35 32 1.15
PAMLICO COUNTY 37 3.90 35 3.70 36 5.38 34 5.02
PASQUOTANK COUNTY 148 5.21 134 4.75 145 7.89 124 6.86
PENDER COUNTY 101 3.60 143 4.96 101 5.47 142 7.62
PERQUIMANS COUNTY 65 6.94 54 5.92 63 10.06 52 8.62
PERSON COUNTY 118 4.62 110 4.24 116 6.98 103 6.30
PITT COUNTY 436 4.96 448 5.02 430 7.44 433 7.38
POLK COUNTY 15 1.55 19 1.91 15 2.50 19 3.00
RANDOLPH COUNTY 436 6.04 409 5.50 401 8.75 385 8.12
ASHEBORO CITY 108 6.12 84 4.71 99 8.91 83 7.60
RICHMOND COUNTY 172 4.85 163 4.61 150 6.69 151 6.71
ROBESON COUNTY 706 6.65 735 6.86 687 9.76 719 10.18
ROCKINGHAM COUNTY 359 5.51 240 3.72 332 7.93 228 5.53
ROWAN-SALISBURY 401 4.40 406 4.37 380 6.43 398 6.61
RUTHERFORD COUNTY 166 3.78 270 6.09 166 5.82 270 9.23
SAMPSON COUNTY 131 4.06 85 2.62 126 6.13 78 3.82
CLINTON CITY 44 3.82 58 4.95 44 5.68 56 7.19
LAURINBURG CHARTER 22 21.57 * * 22 21.57 * *
SCOTLAND COUNTY 149 4.87 169 5.51 145 7.23 159 7.93
STANLY COUNTY 112 2.47 153 3.29 107 3.68 149 4.92
STOKES COUNTY 107 3.32 147 4.41 102 4.85 144 6.54
SURRY COUNTY 189 5.24 164 4.52 187 7.83 162 6.83
ELKIN CITY 12 2.56 7 1.53 10 3.06 6 1.99
MOUNT AIRY CITY 16 1.89 14 1.67 16 3.06 14 2.60
SWAIN COUNTY 44 5.46 33 4.03 44 7.98 33 6.11
TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY 79 4.17 85 4.44 75 5.83 83 6.38
TYRRELL COUNTY 11 2.85 5 1.33 10 3.87 4 1.64
UNION COUNTY 325 3.62 344 3.63 320 5.58 326 5.41
VANCE COUNTY 224 6.98 197 6.07 203 10.19 178 8.79
BAKER CHARTER HIGH 20 40.00 33 49.25 20 40.00 33 49.25
WAKE COUNTY 1,224 3.07 1,114 2.69 1,203 4.68 1,097 4.14
WARREN COUNTY 72 4.85 116 7.49 70 7.35 112 10.96
WASHINGTON COUNTY 38 3.36 33 3.06 35 4.58 28 3.86
WATAUGA COUNTY 95 3.88 98 3.98 95 5.87 98 6.01
WAYNE COUNTY 355 4.02 284 3.24 342 5.95 281 4.89
ELIZABETH GRINTON 1 33.33 * * 0 0.00 * *
WILKES COUNTY 219 4.77 209 4.48 219 7.33 205 6.71
WILSON COUNTY 317 5.68 315 5.70 283 7.84 285 7.89
YADKIN COUNTY 85 3.34 94 3.59 80 4.93 91 5.39
YANCEY COUNTY 50 4.50 47 4.15 47 6.43 44 5.95
NORTH CAROLINA ** 25,567 4.60 24,596 4.34 24,452 6.78 23,597 6.43

* No dropouts were reported for this year.

** Dropout data for 1998-99 were amended after the initial release of data in January, 2000.

Dropout counts were submitted and verified by the local school systems and charter schools. NCDPI does not conduct audits to further determine the accuracy of these data.

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