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ERIC Number: ED559219
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
Dropout Rate for WCPSS: 2012-13. Measuring Up. D&A Report No. 14.04
McMillen, Brad; Gilleland, Kevin; Muli, Juliana
Wake County Public School System
In April 2014 the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) released its annual statewide Dropout Report covering the 2012-13 school year. This district report contains the dropout rate for WCPSS high school students and also depicts rates for other large school districts in North Carolina (NC) in addition to selected WCPSS student subgroups. Despite increases in student membership each year, WCPSS continues to maintain a steady decline in dropout counts. In 2012-13, the WCPSS high school dropout rate fell to 1.95%, its lowest rate ever. The WCPSS rate is lower than the state's rate, and also the lowest of the other four large school districts in North Carolina (Guilford 2.07%, Forsyth 2.72%, Mecklenburg 3.02%, and Durham 3.21%). WCPSS dropout rates by ethnicity in 2012-13 also fell for all subgroups, with Black/African-American students experiencing the largest drop of 1.8 percentage points, from 4.6% in 2011- 12 to 2.8% in 2012-13.
Wake County Public School System. 5625 Dillard Drive, Cary, NC 27518. Tel: 919-431-7215; Fax: 919-431-7193; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wake County Public School System (WCPSS)
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina