School Dropout Rate Hits An All-Time Low


March 22, 2018

The dropout rate for Transylvania County Schools hit 0.7 percent last year, an all-time low for the county and one of the lowest in the state for the 2016-17 school year.

A dropout is defined by the state of North Carolina as “any student who leaves school for any reason before graduation or completion of a program of studies without transferring to another elementary or secondary school.”

“It’s exceptional. It’s unbelievable really, the low numbers,” said board member Betty Scruggs McGaha. “It’s great news, and I hope it will be celebrated in our community.”

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