MHHS Dropout Rate Lowest in School History...

posted Apr 15, 2014, 6:33 AM by Christy Roberts   [ updated Apr 15, 2014, 6:39 AM ]

Press Release from YCS April 2014 Board Meeting:

MHHS Dropout Rate is Lowest in School History 

Mountain Heritage High School Principal Kevin Huskins reported at the regular meeting of the Yancey County Board of Education on April 7th that the Mountain Heritage High School dropout rate has just been announced for the March 2013-March 2014 timeframe and is the lowest in the school’s history. The previous dropout rate of just over 3% from March 2012-March 2013 improved to 1.6% for this past year. 

Across North Carolina the state average dropout rate dropped from 3.01% last year to 2.45% this year. Superintendent Tony Tipton stated, “While Yancey County Schools will continue to improve on that number, it is still great news and this accomplishment is shared by every teacher, every bus driver, and every employee our children come in contact with throughout their years with YCS.