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April 10, 2018
J.M. “Bud” Reed
April 10, 2018
Local and Carolina News

LOCAL NEWS (4-10-2018)

 

THE TARHEEL STATE LAYS CLAIM TO SOME OF THE BEST PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS IN THE SOUTHEASTERN REGION OF THE UNITED STATES.  NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOLS RANK 11TH IN THE NATION IN COLLEGE READINESS ACCORDING TO U.S. NEWS AND WORL REPORT.  CHAPEL HILL-CARRBORO CITY SCHOOLS TOPPED THE STATES’ SCHOOL DISTRICTS.  ASHE COUNTY SCHOOLS PLACED 28TH IN THE TOP 100.  WATAUGA COUNTY SCHOOLS WERE 8TH, WILKES COUNTY 47TH, ALLEGHANY COUNTY SCHOOLS 66TH AND AVERY COUNTY 68TH.  STUDENT PERFORMANCE, DROPOUT RATES, SCHOOL FUNDING AND AREA POVERTY RATES WERE THE CRITERIA USED IN THE RANKING.   DATA WAS COLLECTED FROM MORE 9,500 SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

SCHOOL’S SUPERINTENDENT PHYLLIS YATES WILL JOIN WKSK TOMORROW (WED.) MORNING ON THE HAPPYTIME SHOW.