Columbia High School graduation rate up from NC average

Published 5:31 pm Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Columbia High School achieved a graduation rate of 92 percent during the 2015-16 school year. This percentage outpaces the state average of 86 percent. 

“We commend our high school for again exceeding academic growth, maintaining a school grade of B, and increasing our graduation rate,” said Dr. Will Hoffman, superintendent.

Hoffman also pointed out that Tyrrell County Schools continues to show positive results and improvement under the NC A-F School Performance Grading system despite having high rates of poverty in the county’s schools.

According to the N.C. Department of Public Instruction’s news release, the school grades continue to correlate closely with the poverty levels of schools. Among all schools last year that received a D or F, 93 percent had enrollments with at least 50 percent of students from low-income families. Conversely, among schools that received at least a B, 75.7 percent had enrollments with less than 50 percent of students from low-income families.