Graduation rates going up

Some good news came out today about North Carolina’s education system.

Cohort graduation rates, the number of students who graduate in four-years time, topped 80 percent, the highest it’s even been.

The 80 percent mark is the sixth straight year the state’s seen improvement. In 2006,  only 68.3 percent of the state’s high school students received a diploma in four years.

Here are some additional breakdowns as well:

  • Limited English proficiency, 49.7%
  • Disabled, 59.8%
  • Hispanic, 72.8 %
  • Native American, 73.7 %
  • Black, 74.6%
  • Economically disadvantaged, 74.6%
  • Boys, 76.3 %
  • Two or more races, 80.1%
  • Girls, 84.3 %
  • White, 84.4 %
  • Asian, 86.6 %

 

The N.C. Department of Public Instruction also released its 2011-12 ABC ratings of individual schools, which looks at whether or not students met a series of benchmarks.

Overall, 80 percent of the state’s 2,482 public schools (including public charter schools) met their expected goals.

You can look up individual schools or school districts on the DPI website here. (http://abcs.ncpublicschools.org/abcs/)

4 Comments

  1. Frances Jenkins

    August 2, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Republicans have done a great job.

  2. gregflynn

    August 3, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Thom Marvolo Tillis’ magic gavel didn’t command any 11-12th graders to suddenly buckle up and graduate. Perhaps they were motivated to get out of school before Republicans finish them off for good. The seeds were sown by Jim Hunt years ago and graduation rates have been improving steadily for the last 6 years under the stewardship of June Atkinson.

  3. Frances Jenkins

    August 4, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Is that grape flavor you are drinking?

  4. Alex

    August 5, 2012 at 9:01 am

    If you figure in lower standards and the dumbed down curriculum of recent years, this figure is meaningless. Evidently, Bev Perdue didn’t think much of the job June Atkinson was doing !