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Record Graduation Rate

For the fourth consecutive year, Duplin County Schools has seen an increase in its Cohort Graduation Rate. According to the 2020-21 accountability results released September 1st by the State Board of Education, Duplin County Schools hit its highest mark to date at 86.0%. This represents an increase from 84.2% in 19-20, 83.8% in 18-19, and 81.3% in 17-18. Duplin County is less than 1% shy of matching the state graduation rate of 86.9%


Superintendent Dr. Austin Obasohan shares, “Despite the circumstances of last school year, Duplin County Schools has once again attained a record Cohort Graduation Rate. This is a true testament to the unprecedented hard work and commitment of our entire DCS family as we navigated, persevered and adapted through many unknowns. Our talented staff, amazing students and families, our community, faith-based and business partners are stronger and more united than ever. The vision, leadership, and support of our Board of Education sets the stage for our ultimate goal of graduating 100% of our students prepared and ready for career or college. Our personalized STEAMA pathways and powerful teaching and learning have and will continue to make a difference in the success of our students.”