The Wake County school system will see some good graduation news today after talking last week about how the district is now below the state average.
State Superintendent June Atkinson will recognize 46 North Carolina public high schools for posting the highest four-year graduation rates for the 2012-13 school year at a special ceremony today. That group includes the Wake Early College of Health and Sciences for having a 100 percent graduation rate and Panther Creek High School for having the second-highest rate among high schools with at least 500 graduates.
During last week's discussion, school board member Jim Martin said staff should "tag" other factors into their analysis of Wake's graduation rate. Martin said one of the areas should be ACT scores, where Wake outperforms the state.