On Tuesday, October 25, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction recognized those districts and schools with the highest graduation rates in 2016. In addition to recognizing those schools with 100% graduation rates, Wayne Early/Middle College High School (WEMCHS) and the Wayne School of Engineering (WSE) were two of 73 schools in the state recognized for having a 95% or higher graduation rate for the 2015-16 school year. The two schools will receive a letter and certificate of recognition for their achievement.
Located on the campus of Wayne Community College, WEMCHS opened in 2006 with just 63 students. Since then enrollment has grown to over 250 students. The WEMCHS 2015-16 graduation rate was 98.5%.
Located on the Goldsboro High School campus, WSE opened in 2007 with 84 students. Since then it has grown to approximately 450 students. The WSE 2015-16 graduation rate was 96.2%.
“These two schools offer innovative instructional programs which are designed to engage students in learning,” states Dr. Michael Dunsmore, WCPS Superintendent. “We congratulate both schools for this achievement and commend all of the students and staff for their hard work and commitment to education.”
The WCPS gradation rate was 83.8%. The graduation rate measures the percentage of ninth graders who graduate from high school within 4 years.