NEWS RELEASES 2014-15

NEWS RELEASES 2014-15 :: OCTOBER 3, 2014

12 DISTRICTS, 43 SCHOOLS HONORED FOR HIGH GRADUATION RATES IN 2013-14

Twelve school districts and 43 high schools today were honored by State Superintendent June Atkinson for having the highest four-year cohort graduation rates among all districts and schools in the state in 2013-14.

“Our statewide graduation rate has climbed from 68 percent in 2006 to reach a record high of 83.9 percent in 2013-14,” said State Superintendent June Atkinson. “This progress is the direct result of the work done in many of these districts and schools to ensure that nearly every student who enters high school leaves with a diploma. I applaud the superintendents, principals and teachers for their commitment to their students’ success. Our ultimate goal is to reach a statewide rate of 100 percent in the near future and their work brings us even closer to making that goal a reality.”

Representatives from the districts and schools were honored and received plaques at a luncheon held in Durham. To receive an award, schools must have been open for at least four years. The full report on the state's cohort graduation rates, as well as previous years' reports, is available online at www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/reporting/cohortgradrate.

The award winners are as follows:


Top LEAs

LEA NAME# STUDENTS IN COHORTGRADUATION RATE
Avery County Schools16095
Dare County Schools38793.3
Union County Public Schools297992.6
Newton-Conover City Schools21392.5
Alleghany County Schools11592.2
Yancey County Schools19092.1
Perquimans County Schools12692.1
Cherokee County Schools26791
Caldwell County Schools97890.9
Catawba County Schools131190.8
Burke County Schools110390.8
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools90090.8

Highest Graduation Rate by District Size
(Large = Greater than 2000 Students in Cohort. Medium = 1000-1999 Students in Cohort, Small = less than 1000 Students in Cohort)

Large – Union County Schools – 92.6
Medium – Catawba County Schools – 91.2
Small – Avery County Schools – 95


100% Club

LEASCHOOLSTUDENTS IN COHORT
Anson County SchoolsAnson County Early College High School 23
Anson County SchoolsAnson New Technology High 23
Brunswick County SchoolsBrunswick County Early College High 57
Burke County SchoolsBurke Middle College High 60
Caldwell County SchoolsCaldwell Early College High 78
Catawba County SchoolsChallenger Early College High 70
Charlotte-Mecklenburg SchoolsCato Middle College High95
Charlotte-Mecklenburg SchoolsThe Military and Global Leadership Academy at Marie G. Davis20
Cherokee County SchoolsTri-County Early College High14
Cumberland County SchoolsCross Creek Early College High53
Cumberland County SchoolsHoward Health & Life Sciences High 25
Davidson County SchoolsDavidson Early College High19
Duplin County SchoolsDuplin Early College High 38
Durham Public SchoolsCity of Medicine Academy76
Durham Public SchoolsHillside New Tech High 60
Durham Public SchoolsJosephine Dobbs Clement Early College High 71
Edgecombe County SchoolsEdgecombe Early College High20
Franklin AcademyFranklin Academy93
Greene County SchoolsGreene Early College High 16
Guilford County SchoolsEarly/Middle College at Bennett24
Guilford County SchoolsEarly/Middle College at NC A&T University25
Guilford County SchoolsThe Academy at Ben L Smith High 53
Guilford County SchoolsThe Academy at High Point Central34
Guilford County SchoolsThe Early College at Guilford College46
Guilford County SchoolsWeaver Academy for Performing/Visual Arts & Advanced Technology70
Guilford County SchoolsWilliam Penn - Alfred J. Griffin School for the Arts58
Iredell-Statesville SchoolsCollaborative College for Technology and Leadership43
Jackson County SchoolsJackson County Early College30
Johnston County SchoolsJohnston County Early College Academy38
New Hanover County SchoolsIsaac M Bear High61
Newton-Conover City SchoolsThe Discovery High School at Newton-Conover21
Pender County SchoolsPender Early College High 49
River Mill AcademyRiver Mill Academy35
Rockingham County SchoolsRockingham County Early College High62
Rowan-Salisbury SchoolsRowan County Early College50
Rutherford County SchoolsRutherford Early College High 32
Surry County SchoolsSurry Early College High School of Design66
Triad Math and Science AcademyTriad Math and Science Academy12
Vance County SchoolsWestern Vance High 33
Wake County Public SchoolsWake Early College of Health and Science40
Wayne County Public SchoolsWayne School of Engineering at Goldsboro High 68
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County SchoolsEarly College of Forsyth County62
Yadkin County SchoolsYadkin Early College42


Less than 100 Students in Cohort

LEASCHOOLSTUDENTS IN COHORTGRADUATION RATE
Charlotte-Mecklenburg SchoolsCato Middle College High95100
Franklin AcademyFranklin Academy93100


100 to 199 Students in Cohort

LEASCHOOLSTUDENTS IN COHORTGRADUATION RATE
Gaston County SchoolsHighland School of Technology13499.3
Community School of DavidsonCommunity School of Davidson11099.1


200 to 299 Students in Cohort

LEASCHOOLSTUDENTS IN COHORTGRADUATION RATE
Union County Public Schools Central Academy of Technology & Arts 20399.0
Union County Public SchoolsCuthbertson High 28897.9


300 to 399 Students in Cohort

LEASCHOOLSTUDENTS IN COHORTGRADUATION RATE
Union County Public SchoolsMarvin Ridge High 32899.4
Union County Public SchoolsWeddington High 33499.1


400 to 499 Students in Cohort

LEASCHOOLSTUDENTS IN COHORTGRADUATION RATE
Charlotte-Mecklenburg SchoolsProvidence High48897.3
Iredell-Statesville SchoolsLake Norman High 47296.8


500 or More Students in Cohort

LEASCHOOLSTUDENTS IN COHORTGRADUATION RATE
Charlotte-Mecklenburg SchoolsArdrey Kell High 55997.7
Wake County SchoolsGreen Hope High51596.1


In addition to the school’s honored at today’s luncheon, 60 high school schools that earned a graduation rate of 95% or greater in 2013-14 have received a letter of recognition and certificate of achievement from Dr. Atkinson to honor this accomplishment. A list of those schools is available here.


95% or Greater Graduation Rate Schools
(pdf, 190kb)

 

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