NC residential schools: Low graduation rates

Summary of Graduation Data, 1999-2009

  • 390 students have graduated and/or aged out of the schools in the past 10 years.
  • 55% of the students who left the schools in the past 10 years did not earn academically based exit documents.
  • Only 45% of students exited would have been qualified to enter two or four year institutions of higher learning

Source: NC Department of Health and Human Services, “Plans to Achieve Efficiencies of Scale and Ensure the Appropriate Education of Students with Visual and Hearing Impairments,” May 1, 2010, p. 44.

Terry Stoops / Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...

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