Counties in the East highlighted in Department of Public Instruction report

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT)- North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction released it’s 2014- 2015 Consolidated Data Report.

The report includes overall findings for school crime and violence, suspensions and expulsions, use of corporal punishment, and dropout rates.

Focusing on dropout rates, high schools in North Carolina reported a 2.39% rate for the 2014-2015 year. This is a 4.8% increase from the previous year.
Some points worth noting in our area: the Local Educational Agency (LEA) found Washington County schools have some of the state’s lowest dropout rates.
The Washington County School District also has one of the largest percentage drops over the last three years.
LEA’s with the highest percentage increase include Pamlico and Tyrrell county.
Onslow County Schools dropout rate increased slightly in 2014-15 to 1.68% or 122 students.
The schools credit different programs for keeping kids in school, including smaller learning communities (SLCs), Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), and Career and Technical Education (CTE).
For the complete report, you can click here.

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