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Union County Graduation Rate at 100%

The Raleigh News and Observer reported August 8, 2013, that the North Carolina graduation rate for high school students has risen above 82 percent, setting a record for the state.

For Union County Public Schools, the yearly trend of increasing cohort graduation rates continued with the state reporting that 90.83 percent of the UCPS students who started ninth grade in 2009-10 completed high school in four years or less. This shows an increase for UCPS over the previous year’s rate of 89.5 percent.

Individual high school results within UCPS showed the Union County Early College had a 100 percent graduation rate for the class of 2013. UCEC graduated 57 students. Of those graduating students 41 of them have already been accepted into a four-year university. 32 graduates earned an average of 53 college credit hours while at Early College. UCEC students were offered $1,223,450.00 in scholarships.

Principal Jane Wade commented on the graduation rate saying, “I am very proud of our students and our teachers. The hard work and dedication our students put into their studies and the leadership and commitment of our teachers are directly reflected upon this graduation rate.”

Written by: Sylvia Roldan
Posted: Sep 06, 2013 by Sylvia Roldan

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