State Superintendent Recognizes GCS Graduation Rates

Seven Guilford County Schools (GCS) high schools received recognition from State Superintendent June Atkinson for their high graduation rates. Six schools achieved 100 percent graduation rates for the 2011-12 school year and another school was among the highest in the state based on its size.

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 were recognized along with 22 other schools from across the state for graduating 100 percent of students in four years.

Northern High and Weaver Academy also had some of the highest graduation rates in the state based on their size. Northern, with a graduation rate of 97.8 percent, was one of the top two schools in the state with a ninth-grade cohort of 200-299 students. Weaver, which had a 100 percent graduation rate, was one of the less than 100 students cohort size.

Overall, the 2011-12 graduation rate for GCS increased to 84.5 percent, an increase from last year's rate of 83.1 percent.