Several Eastern Carolina Schools Rank At Top Of Graduation Rate List

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


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  • by B Location: Washington on Oct 14, 2009 at 08:15 PM
    Anonymous on Oct 12, 2009 at 06:12 PM everybody can agree with you I want to tell me what you are talking about.
  • by R Location: RM on Oct 13, 2009 at 09:54 AM
    That is great news, however look at the size of these schools. I believe classroom size is PART of the problem
  • by Katie Location: Pitt Cty on Oct 13, 2009 at 09:17 AM
    I would like to know Pitt County's percentage. Just looking at the school calendar for this year note the following: Started school on a Tuesday, went 1 full week after, then the following monday have a holiday. Go 1 more full week, next week get out "early release", go another full week, another early release..... There are a total of 42 weeks in the school year...yet OVER HALF of them (25) are short weeks. Just when you get in the groove of things your class period is cut short or you miss a day.
  • by CCC Location: Greenville on Oct 13, 2009 at 04:13 AM
    Two of you are right about the differences are between the schools that received and the ones that did not. Just look at most of the areas of most. But if you bring forth the truth it will be ignored; just like it has been for years. It sad when even lowering the standards for others that can't/will not apply themselves does nnot even work.
  • by Katie Location: Pitt Cty on Oct 13, 2009 at 02:14 AM
    From facebook page: Honors society unduction And this is why Pitt County is not on the list.....
  • by Anonymous on Oct 13, 2009 at 02:14 AM
    Anonymous,Oct 12, 2009 at 06:12 PM. I got you same thing here in Washington county.
  • by Parent on Oct 12, 2009 at 09:16 PM
    Pitt County schools are absolutely terrible.
  • by voter Location: nc on Oct 12, 2009 at 08:35 PM
    wonderful news,,,before you know it, they'll be speaking english and spelling thier name.
  • by Conspiracy Location: nc on Oct 12, 2009 at 07:28 PM
    It would make no sense for a school system to not want a school on that list. Come on mom get real. I don't care about the consolidation effort, have no dog in the fight, but really, it wouldn't be good for Martin County (one of poorest and most rural in state, trying to attract business) to publicize a good school. One no less that they want to consolidate with another school which will make the two schools better overall. It would be better for the cause of consolidation to say Bear Grass, its students and faculty, would be an asset at one of the other schools. It make no sense, what so ever, to hide the goodness that may be Bear Grass. Ridiculous. Thats why the fight is so bad, conspiracy theories like this. And like I said, no dog in this fight, not even from the area.
  • by mom Location: nc on Oct 12, 2009 at 04:12 PM
    Bear Grass isn't listed because of what's going on with the Board of Education.....think about it. They don't want any positive advertising for this school because it may look bad for the people fighting the situation.. the Board that is.
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