State report shows a decrease in CMS dropouts
by Staff Writer
The N.C. Department of Public Instruction recently released its annual Consolidated Report for area school districts for the 2011-12 school year. The district dropout rate has decreased to 3.57 percent, the lowest the district has reported since 2004-05.
The report states that the school district reported 11.1 acts of violence per 1,000 students, with acts ranging from physical violence to drug and alcohol possession. The state reported an average of eight acts of violence per 1,000 students. According to the report:
• Hopewell High School reported 33 acts of violence, including six acts of assault on school personnel, six acts of possession of alcohol, 14 acts of drug possession and five acts of weapon possession.
• Hough High School reported 20 acts of violence, including one bomb threat, three acts of alcohol possession, 11 acts of drug possession and five acts of weapon possession.
• North Mecklenburg High School reported 35 total acts of violence, including five acts of physical assault, one act of burning school property, 19 acts of drug possession, five acts of weapon possession and five acts of sexual assault.
• Lake Norman Charter High School reported 10 total acts of violence, including one bomb threat, one act of alcohol possession, six acts of drug possession, and two acts of weapons possession.
• Community School of Davidson reported no acts of violence.