KCS dropout rate reaches new low

KCS dropout rate falls to new low
Posted on 04/04/2014
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The dropout rate for Kannapolis City Schools has dropped for the third straight year and now stands at 2.98%. That figure for 2012-2013 represents a 36.2% decline from the previous year and a plunge of nearly 50% since 2010. Kevin Garay, Principal of A.L. Brown High School, says the dramatic improvement is the result of dedication from his staff and the programs the school has added like Culinary Arts. “It was rewarding to see,” said Garay. “Over the last several years, we’ve had a steady decline, but to see a significant drop, we’re very pleased with that.”

 

The declining dropout rate also parallels Kannapolis City Schools’ improvement in the Graduation Rate. The system’s graduation rate has risen 22% since 2008 and is now 84.9%, which is above the state average.

 

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