The Transylvania Times -

By Eric Crews
Staff Writer 

School Dropout Rate Falls To 18-Year Low


(The Transylvania Board of Education held its annual retreat on Feb. 6. The following is a third story from that retreat.)

The Transylvania student dropout rate for the 2010/2011 school year fell to an 18-year low, according to Scott Elliott, director of secondary education for the school system.

“Our dropout rate is lower than we thought it would be,” Elliott told the board during the retreat.

The official rate for the 2010/2011 school year was 2.92 percent.

Elliot said the average dropout rate for other counties in western North Carolina was around 3.25 percent.

“For the first t...

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