For the fifth year in a row, Chatham County Schools saw a decline in the dropout rate

For the fifth year in a row, Chatham County Schools saw a decline in the dropout rate. In a new report from the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) presented to State Board of Education members at their monthly meeting, the 2012-2013 Consolidated Data Report demonstrated that dropout rates across the state fell to record lows. The state dropout rate for 2012-2013 was 2.45%, with Chatham County Schools coming in even lower at 2.23%. This demonstrates a reduction of 1.59% from the previous year. Some surrounding district rates were: Lee County Schools 3.14%; Orange County Schools 2.28%; Durham County Schools 3.21%; Randolph County Schools 2.41%.