Five schools districts in Eastern Carolina are among the top ten in the state for their graduation rate.
One school in Eastern Carolina was among seven schools in the state listed in the 100% club for graduation rates.
The schools were honored Monday in Raleigh.
This is the second year that State Superintendent June Atkinson has held the special recognition ceremony to highlight the importance of high school graduation and the graduation success stories in North Carolina.
"North Carolina must redouble its efforts to keep students in school and in track for high school graduation," said State Superintendent Atkinson. "A high school diploma is a basic accomplishment for anyone entering the workforce and an essential stepping stone to a community college or university. The schools and districts we have honored today show us that public schools can have high graduation rates, and when they do, students are the winners."
Top Ten School Districts For Graduation Rate:
Dare County 90.2 percent
Elkin City 88.2 percent
Clay County 87.6 percent
Chapel Hill-Carrboro 86.7 percent
Catawba County 83.8 percent
Carteret County 82.5 percent
Currituck County 82.1 percent
Polk County 82.1 percent
Mount Airy City 81.8 percent
Orange County 81.4 percent
Camden County 81.4 percent
Pamlico County 81.4 percent
100% Club For High School Graduation Rate:
Anson County Early College High in Anson County
Early College at Guilford Guilford County
The Middle College at GTCC Jamestown, Guilford County
Weaver Academy, Guilford County
Ocracoke School in Hyde County
Nantahala School in Macon County
Newton-Conover Health/Science in Newton-Conover City