Dare high school graduation rate drops slightly
While North Carolina’s on-time high school graduation rate topped 80 percent during the just-completed school year, the rate at Dare County high schools dropped slightly overall from 2011 to 2012.
In Dare County’s four high schools, 88.9 percent of students graduated in four years in 2011-12, down from 90.1 percent the previous year.
But Dare County’s rate was again the highest of 14 counties in northeastern North Carolina. Hyde County’s numbers for 2011-12 were not available from the North Carolina Public School Accountability Services Division website.
Cape Hatteras Secondary School jumped from 85.1 percent in 2010-11 to 94.9 percent in 2011-12, while the Dare Alternative School went from 29.4 percent to 50 percent.
First Flight High School dropped from above 95 percent to 93.1 percent, Manteo High School was down to 90.1 percent this past year, after topping 95 percent the previous term.
The state report does not list the exact numbers for schools that are at or above 95 percent.
Currituck County High School’s rate increased from 80.3 percent to 87.4 percent.
Seventy-four percent of students in the northeast finished high school in four years, with Camden, Pasquotank and Perquimans also topping 80 percent.
The bottom three counties in the area were Beaufort, Bertie, and Northampton counties, coming in just below 72 percent each.
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