This week’s map looks at the latest high school graduation rates across the state. While statewide, 83.9 percent of students graduated in 4 years, graduation rates for school districts range from around 70 percent to 95 percent. Districts in blue are above the state average, and those in orange are below.
A few observations about this map:
- Around 12 percent of school districts had graduation rates that were 90 percent or higher, while 28 percent had graduation rates lower than 80 percent.
- The lowest graduation rates were in Northampton County (70.7 percent) and Hoke County (70.8 percent), and the highest was in Avery County (above 95 percent).
- In general, districts in the mountain region had higher graduation rates, and those in the eastern piedmont had lower rates.