The high school graduation rate for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools rose for the third consecutive year, according to new data from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. In the 2010-11 school year, the 4-year cohort graduation rate for CMS was 72.2 percent. In the 2011-12 school year, it was 75.1 percent, an increase of nearly three percentage points.
Looking at the graduation rates for different racial and ethnic groups, the results are mixed. Rates increased among the district’s African American, Asian, and Hispanic/Latino students but decreased among American Indian, white, and multi-racial students. Both male and female students saw their rates rise one to two percentage points, but females continue to have much higher rates (80.6 percent in 2011-12 compared to 69.6 percent for male students).
About the data: These data are derived from the Cohort Graduation Rates (link http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/reporting/cohortgradrate) provided by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. This query system details the graduation numbers and rates for North Carolina public and charter school students by district and/or school, race, gender, socioeconomic level and disability status.