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ERIC Number: ED564385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
High School Four-Year Graduation Rates, Wake County Public School System (WCPSS): 2009-10. Measuring Up. E&R Report No. 11.09
Haynie, Glenda; Regan, Roger
Wake County Public School System
The four-year cohort graduation rate for WCPSS [Wake County Public School System] in 2009-10 was 78.2%, down slightly from 2008-09, when 78.4% of that year's cohort graduated within four years. Female students in WCPSS had a much higher graduation rate than male students (82.9% vs. 73.6%). Graduation rates for the Asian (91.3%), Hispanic/Latino (54.2%), Black/African American (63.9%) subgroups increased, but the White (89.3%) and Multiracial (75.7%) rates decreased. Students with disabilities (57.0%), students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch (59.2%), and students with limited English proficiency (36.7%) all had graduation rates that were substantially below the system-wide average. WCPSS overall rates compare favorably to other North Carolina school districts, the state, and the nation. WCPSS had rates above the state rates and also above most of the comparison districts for male, female, Asian, Multiracial, and White students; however, graduation rates for Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, FRL [free or reduced-price lunch], and LEP [limited English proficiency] subgroups were below the state rate. In WCPSS, individual high school rates in 2009-10 varied from 72.6% to 92.8%. Fifteen of twenty-five (60%) schools had graduation rates above 80%.
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), Evaluation and Research Department
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina