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North Carolina honors schools for high graduation rates

Several Triangle school districts and high schools were among those honored Friday by State Superintendent June Atkinson for having the highest four-year graduation rates in North Carolina in the 2013-14 school year.

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro school system was recognized for having one of the top district graduation rates at 90.8 percent. Several area schools also made the “100% Club” for having all their seniors graduate last school year: the City of Medicine Academy, Hillside New Tech High School and J.D. Clement Early College High School in Durham; Franklin Academy in Wake Forest; Johnston County Early College Academy in Smithfield and the Wake Early College of Health and Sciences in Raleigh.

Among the high schools with fewer than 100 seniors and a perfect graduation rate, Franklin Academy was also recognized for having the second-most number of graduates.

Green Hope High School in Cary was recognized for having the second-highest graduation rate of 96.1 percent for schools with 500 or more seniors.

The state’s four-year graduation rate has steadily risen from 68.3 percent in the 2005-06 school year to 83.9 percent this past school year.

Go to bit.ly/Z18fPT for the full report on the state’s graduation rates for this year and previous years.

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