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ERIC Number: ED564392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
WCPSS High School Graduation Rates: 4-Year and 5-Year Cohort Rates 2011-12. Measuring Up. D&A Report No. 13.04
Regan, Roger
Wake County Public School System
The Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) four-year cohort graduation rate declined slightly to 80.6% in 2011-12 from 80.9% in the previous year. Disaggregated graduation rates for most racial and ethnic groups stayed nearly the same or declined slightly in 2011-12, but the rate for African-American students rose from 67.9% to 69.6%. The other bright spot was the continued rise in the rate for economically disadvantaged students (ED), which increased from 63.0% to 65.1%. Four-year cohort graduation rates at the 24 WCPSS high schools ranged from 66.4% to 94.7% in 2011-12. Rates increased at almost half the schools and declined at the others. Seventeen high schools, or 71%, had rates over 80%. In contrast to WCPSS, the four-year graduation rate for the state of North Carolina and six comparison North Carolina public school districts increased in 2011-12. WCPSS's graduation rates for the subgroups of Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, ED, and students with limited English proficiency (LEP) continue to trail the rates at the state level and other large NC districts.
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), Data and Accountability Department
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina