Cohort graduation rates by N.C. school district, 2013-2014

Monday, March 23, 2015

This week’s map looks at the latest high school graduation rates across the state. While statewide, 83.9 percent of students graduated in four years, graduation rates for school districts range from around 70 percent to 95 percent.  Districts in blue are above the state average, and those in orange are below.


A few observations:

  • Around 12 percent of school districts had graduation rates that were 90 percent or higher, while 28 percent had graduation rates lower than 80 percent.
  • The lowest graduation rates were in Northampton County (70.7 percent) and Hoke County (70.8 percent), and the highest was in Avery County (95 percent).
  • In general, districts in the mountain region had higher graduation rates, and those in the eastern piedmont had lower rates.

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