New Hanover County Schools Shows Improvement in Dropout Rates
State dropout rate increases
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction released
their Consolidated School Crime Data Report for the 2014-2015
school year. New Hanover County Schools’ dropout rate decreased
slightly from last year from 2.88% to 2.82%.
“NHCS has fewer students dropping out of school and our rates
improved while the state’s rate went up. We know we still have
room for improvement, but we are headed in the right direction.
The proposed CTE High School is just one of our dropout
prevention strategies that will give students more options and
opportunities for success,” said NHCS Superintendent Dr. Tim