Wake County Schools

Wake high schools recognized for high graduation rates

Posted October 21, 2011 1:30 p.m. EDT

— 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.