Wake County Schools

Wake high schools recognized for high graduation rates

Posted October 21, 2011

— Two Wake County high schools are being recognized for their high graduation rates.

State schools Superintendent June Atkinson honored Green Hope High School on Friday with a recognition plaque for the achievement and will do the same on Tuesday for Panther Creek High School.

Both schools had the highest four-year graduation rates for high schools in the state with 500 seniors or more in the 2010-11 school year. Green Hope had 500 graduates; Panther Creek had 575.

Green Hope had a graduation rate of 95.2 percent, the highest in the state for a high school of its size, and Panther Creek had a 93.4 percent graduation rate, the second highest among the schools.

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  • Nancy Oct 21, 7:07 p.m.

    "This is such a non-congratulatory event. Green Hope has 8% F&R and Panther Creek has 10%. Is it any wonder they have the highest rates? They are essentially segregated schools. The only question you should be asking yourselves is why isn't Apex? (which has 9% F&R)"

    So, being poor must mean lack of intelligence? Are there poor teachers in all the other schools with higher FRL status number or is it that students don't apply themselves to the opportunity to learn?

    Here, read this and tell me that poor means inability to learn:

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/tiny-rural-kansas-district-students-performing-global-competition-195446967.html

  • Spongebob Oct 21, 5:03 p.m.

    I have a couple of kids at Green Hope and it doesn't cost us anything to go in and meet with our counselors and discuss the academic pathway for them. It's a hard run school with high expectations on grades. Congrats to the hard working students!! (I know many who study until midnight!)

  • RALEIGHNATIVE25 Oct 21, 4:42 p.m.

    It is sad when I read this and immediately think of course. There is an obvious majority race which leads to a lot more money than the other high schools in regards to PTA etc. Now if Enloe or SouthEast met this achievement, there should be a parade down town Raleigh. Where is Joe Clark when you need him?

  • Agape78 Oct 21, 3:58 p.m.

    @ Mom2two...How about be happy for our youth! No negative comments or speculations are needed.

  • Mom2two Oct 21, 3:11 p.m.

    This is such a non-congratulatory event. Green Hope has 8% F&R and Panther Creek has 10%. Is it any wonder they have the highest rates? They are essentially segregated schools. The only question you should be asking yourselves is why isn't Apex? (which has 9% F&R)

  • DangYankee Oct 21, 3:01 p.m.

    My son's a Junior at Green Hope, and the teachers, guidance counselors, etc., have always been very helpful. Congrats!

  • krimson Oct 21, 2:09 p.m.

    Good job Grads!!!