Greensboro, NC -- Guilford County Schools announced on Tuesday that the graduation rate hit a new high of 84.5 percent, up from last year's 83.1 percent. They also noted an increase in EOC/EOG (End-of-Grade) scores, to a composite of 75.9 percent proficiency, up from 74.5 last year.
According to a GCS spokesperson, six schools had 100 percent graduation rates: The Early College at Guilford, Greensboro College Middle College, The Middle College at Bennett, The Middle College at N.C. A&T, Penn-Griffin School for the Arts and Weaver Academy.
An additional nine schools had rates of more than 90 percent, including four large traditional high schools: Northern High (97.8), Southeast High (96.7), Northwest High (93.6) and Southwest High (91.3). The remaining schools above 90 percent were middle colleges or academies, including The Academy at Smith (98.5), The Middle College at GTCC-Greensboro (97.2), The Middle College at GTCC-High Point (95.4), The Academy at Central (94.3) and The Middle College at GTCC-Jamestown (90.7).
"Our graduation rate is a powerful measure of our commitment to preparing students for the college or career of their choice," says Superintendent Maurice "Mo" Green. "I'm proud of the many teachers and staff members who contributed to this success, especially those at larger schools such as Northern and Southeast, where such rates are extremely difficult to achieve."
Guilford County Schools