To access Quick Links, visit our text-only version.

. Public Schools of North Carolina . . State Board of Education . . Department Of Public Instruction .

NEWS RELEASES 2013-14

NEWS RELEASES 2013-14 :: SEPTEMBER 23, 2013

10 DISTRICTS AND 46 SCHOOLS EARN STATE'S
TOP GRADUATION RATES IN 2012-13

Ten school districts and 46 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 2012-13.

“Last year, our statewide graduation rate increased to 82.5 percent while students and teachers transitioned to new state standards and assessments and many schools faced significant financial challenges,” said State Superintendent June Atkinson. “This outstanding accomplishment is a testament to the high quality teachers and school leaders we are fortunate to have in our schools. I commend principals and teachers in these schools for their resilience, enthusiasm and their commitment to preparing all students for success in the future.”

Representatives from the districts and schools 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 10 LEAs 

LEA NAME # STUDENTS IN COHORT GRADUATION RATE
Elkin City Schools 85 94.1
Mooresville Graded School District 366 93.4
Pamlico County Schools 126 92.9
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools 878 92.6
Cherokee County Schools 264 91.7
Mount Airy City Schools 145 91.7
Dare County Schools 370 91.4
Gates County Schools 140 91.4
Catawba County Schools 1411 91.3
Union County Schools 2913 90.8

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 – 90.8
Medium – Catawba County Schools – 91.3
Small – Elkin City Schools – 94.1

100% Club

LEA School Students In Cohort
Bertie County Schools Bertie Early College High 12
Brunswick County Schools Brunswick County Early College 53
Burke County Schools Burke Middle College 61
Catawba County Schools Challenger Early College High 81
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Cato Middle College High 95
Cumberland County Schools Cross Creek Early College 43
Cumberland County Schools Howard Health & Life Sciences 37
Davidson County Schools Davidson Early College 19
Durham Public Schools Hillside New Tech High 65
Durham Public Schools J D Clement Early College High 78
Durham Public Schools Southern School of Engineering 37
Edgecombe County Schools Edgecombe Early College High 27
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Early College of Forsyth County 51
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Jacket Academy at Carver High 32
Greene County Schools Greene Early College High 28
Guilford County Schools Middle College at Bennett 22
Guilford County Schools Middle College at GTCC - GSO 30
Guilford County Schools Middle College at GTCC - High Point 38
Guilford County Schools Middle College at NC A&T 29
Guilford County Schools Penn-Griffin School for the Arts 29
Guilford County Schools The Academy at High Point Central 44
Guilford County Schools The Early College at Guilford 48
Guilford County Schools Weaver Academy 71
Henderson County Schools Henderson County Early College 26
Hyde County Schools Mattamuskeet Early College High 42
Jackson County Schools Jackson County Early College 31
Macon County Schools Nantahala School 10
McDowell County Schools McDowell Early College 37
New Hanover County Schools Isaac M Bear High 56
Public Schools of Robeson County PSRC Early College at RCC 29
Rutherford County Schools Rutherford Early College High 38
Stanly County Schools Stanly Early College High 32
Surry County Schools Surry Early College High School of Design 56
Union County Schools Union County Early College 48
Wake County Schools Wake Early College of Health and Science 52
Wayne County Schools Wayne Early / Middle College High 60

Less than 100 Students in Cohort

LEA School Students in Cohort Graduation Rate
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Cato Middle College High 95 100
Catawba County Schools Challenger Early College High 81 100

100 to 199 Students in Cohort

LEA School Students in Cohort Graduation Rate
Lake Norman Charter Lake Norman Charter 192 99.5
Gaston County Schools Highland School of Technology 135 99.3

200 to 299 Students in Cohort

LEA School Students in Cohort Graduation Rate
Union County Schools Central Academy of Technology 203 99.0
Union County Schools Weddington High 292 98.6

300 to 399 Students in Cohort

LEA School Students in Cohort Graduation Rate
Union County Schools Marvin Ridge High 347 99.7
Guilford County Schools Northern Guilford High 336 96.4

400 to 499 Students in Cohort

LEA School Students in Cohort Graduation Rate
Iredell-Statesville Schools Lake Norman High 477 96.6
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Providence High 456 95.2

500 or More Students in Cohort

LEA School Students in Cohort Graduation Rate
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Ardrey Kell High 544 96.7
Wake County Schools Panther Creek High 574 95.3

About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 126 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.


For more information:
NCDPI Communication and Information Division, 919.807.3450.