The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction recently released high school dropout statistics in its annual consolidated report, showing a continued decrease in high school dropouts for North Carolina. The number of dropouts in the state is at its lowest point of the past ten years with only 15,342 dropouts, compared with 20,202 students dropping out in the 2001-02 school year.
Within Mecklenburg County, high school dropouts continued their decreasing trend, down to 1,404 in 2010-11 from the 2,512 dropouts just four years earlier. Of these high school dropouts, the majority are male (62.5 percent) and African American (54.6 percent). White and Hispanic students make up approximately twenty percent each of 2010-11 high school dropouts.
About the data: These data are derived from the Annual Dropout Report published by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Available school district statistics include dropout age, race and ethnicity, gender and reasons for dropping out.