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YCS Top 10 in the State for Graduation Rate

posted Oct 9, 2015, 7:03 AM by Xan Robinson

On October 6th, State Superintendent June Atkinson presented Yancey County Schools with a Top Ten in the State Award for the high school graduation rate at a banquet in Raleigh.  The 2015 graduation rate of 92.4% is a slight increase over last year’s rate of 92.1% which shows the continued trend in growth over the past eight years as shown:


4 Year Graduation Cohort Rates

Percentages

2008-2009

80.6%

2009-2010

77.2%

2010-2011

78.2%

2011-2012

82.3%

2012-2013

82.7%

2013-2014

92.1%

2014-2015

92.4%

    “I am so proud of the teachers, school counselors, coaches, principals and district leaders, and others who have worked tirelessly to make sure more students are graduating from North Carolina’s public schools than ever before,” said State Superintendent June Atkinson.

    Representatives from Mountain Heritage High School who attended the banquet and accepted the award on behalf of Yancey County Schools are shown below with State Superintendent Dr. June Atkinson:

    Principal Kevin Huskins, Counselor Donna Banks, Dr. June Atkinson, Counselor Suzanne Gavneus, Assistant Principal Erik Buchanan



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