Wake, like the rest of the state, has seen a decline in the dropout rate based on new numbers released today.
In the 2007-08 school year, Wake saw 1,689 kids drop out of high school, compared to 1,647 the prior year. But due to the increase in Wake's high school enrollment, the dropout rate dipped from 4.21 percent to 4.17 percent.
Statewide, the dropout rate fell from 5.24 percent to 4.97 percent.
Whether these dropout numbers really mean anything is up for debate. We'll get a better handle on things later this year when the new high school graduation rates are released.
Click here to look at the various dropout rate reports.