Washington Co. Schools among best in N.C. for graduating students

ROPER, N.C. (WNCT) – A state report named Washington County Schools as one of the best systems in the state for graduating students.

The county ranked in the top 10 for a low dropout rate and had zero reportable crimes at the high school level.

Superintendent Dr. Delilah Jackson credited her administrators and staff for keeping track of each student’s performance especially those who break the rules.

“Making sure the student knows where they are as a student and making sure our teachers are tapping into their interests,” Dr. Jackson said.

The system also recently implemented the nationally recognized Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) program.

“I think it’s very key for the GREAT program to be in [schools],” Dr. Jackson said. “Hopefully, give them skills so when they get to high school, they will continue to know the strategy, the things they need to do to stay out of trouble.”

To see the full state report, click here.

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