Our state is bragging about the graduation rate. I still wonder what's wrong. Why don't we have a 90% or 95% graduation rate? And goodness this is the first time NC has ever gotten so high - 80.2%?? Not exactly bragging material for all the money we put in education.
Now let's look at performance.
According to WRAL.com's article:
NC graduation rates top 80 percent mark
"The report also shows that 79.5 percent of schools met or exceeded their academic growth and performance standards, a decline from 81.4 percent in 2010-11 and 88 percent in 2009-10."
Lee County didn't hit all targets either. But 15 out of 18 schools were classified as having "Met Expectations." Follow this link for details: http://abcs.ncpublicschools.org/abcs/abcVol1List.jsp?pYear=2011-2012&pSchName=Lee+&Submit22=GO