Greensboro, NC -- There's some good news for Guilford County Schools... more kids in the county are staying in school.
New information released Thursday from the NC Dept. of Public Instruction shows GCS has the lowest dropout rate among the state's largest school districts and nearly a full point lower than the state average (3.01).
In the 2011-2012 school year, Guilford County Schools had a dropout rate of 2.15 percent. That's down from 2.71 percent for the 2010-2011 school year.
Other North Carolina School District Dropout Rates:
- Cumberland County Schools: 2.63 percent
- Wake County Schools: 2.83 percent
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools: 3.20 percent
- Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools: 3.38 percent
The GCS dropout prevention supervisor said there are a few reason for the improved numbers. First, each high school has a dedicated dropout-prevention team with a detailed dropout-prevention plan.
Also, there are school-based staff reviews data on students who have dropped out in the past, as well as students who are most at-risk of leaving school, then targeted plans for each group.
Guilford County Schools