Schools' Dropout Rate Holds Steady
Moore County Schools held steady when it comes to students dropping out of high schools.
The state Department of Public Instruction released figures concerning 2007-08 dropout rates today, and Moore County schools posted a 4.29 percent rate, the same as last year.
In the 2006-07 figures, local schools saw 173 students drop out. In the latest figures, 172 students dropped out of Moore County Schools.
State law requires that children between the ages of 7 to 16 attend school. The figures are based on grades 9-12.
Moore County's rate was below the state average of 4.97 percent.
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