Both press releases can be read in their entirety by visiting www.ncpublicschools.org and clicking on the appropriate link under “News.”

* State Dropout Rate Continues Record Low Trend;

Two Districts Report Zero Dropouts

Once again, the dropout rate for North Carolina public schools hit a record low; and for the first time, two school districts – Hyde and Tyrrell – reported zero dropouts according to the 2013-14 Consolidated Data Report today presented to State Board of Education members. Last school year, 2.28 percent of high school students dropped out of school, which represents a 6.9 percent decrease from the previous year’s record low of 2.45 percent. The full report containing state, district and charter school dropout counts and rates for 2013-14 is online at www.ncpublicschools.org/research/dropout/reports/.

* Public School Crime and Violence, Suspensions and Corporal Punishment Down;

Expulsions Hold Steady in 2013-14

The total number of reportable acts of school crime and violence, short- and long-term suspensions and the use of corporal punishment decreased for the third year in a row although the number of expulsions remained the same according to the 2013-14 Consolidated Data Report today presented to State Board of Education members. The total number of acts of school crime and violence was the lowest reported since 2008-09 while the number of students in North Carolina public schools was at an all-time high of 1,509,985. The full report detailing state, district and charter school data is online at www.ncpublicschools.org/research/discipline/reports/.


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