Ten schools recognized by State Superintendent on Tuesday
"Greensboro, N.C. – Ten Guilford County Schools were recognized by State Superintendent June Atkinson Tuesday for posting outstanding graduation rates for the 2014-15 school year.
Of the 10, nine were recognized for posting 100 percent graduation rates. They are: Greensboro College Middle College, Weaver Academy, The Academy at Smith, The Early College at Guilford, The Middle College at UNCG, Penn-Griffin School for the Arts, The Middle College at GTCC-Greensboro, The Middle College at N.C. A&T University and The Academy at High Point Central.
Northwest High was also recognized as one of the top two schools with the highest graduation rates in the state for its size, 400-499 graduates. Northwest had a graduation rate of 96.6 percent in 2015, one of 10 GCS schools that posted graduation rates of 90 or above, in addition to the nine that received 100 percent.
“This is a tremendous accomplishment for these schools and for Guilford County Schools,” says Superintendent Maurice “Mo” Green. “I am proud of the work we are doing to help every student reach this important milestone and grateful to the teachers, administrators and students who continue to push for excellence.”
The state recognized 11 North Carolina school districts and 60 schools for their graduation rates at Tuesday’s ceremony.
“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. Their dedication and tenacity enabled the state to reach the all-time high graduation rate of 85.6 in 2014-15,” said State Superintendent June Atkinson. “As we honor the schools and districts that do an exceptional job keeping students in school and on track for graduation, I am hopeful that these award winners will continue to share best practices and serve as models for districts and schools across the state.”
This is the seventh consecutive year Guilford County Schools set a new record in terms of its high school graduation rate at 89.3 percent. For more details, click here.
About Guilford County Schools
Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina, serves nearly 72,200 K-12 students at 127 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, the district’s mission is to graduate responsible citizens who are prepared to succeed in higher education or the career of their choice. Guilford County Schools is a national leader in providing specialized schools and instructional programs designed to meet the educational needs of a culturally diverse citizenship. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.gcsnc.com."
- A Press Release