Havelock High gets high marks for graduation rate

Published: Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 06:39 PM.

Havelock High School topped the state average as well as Craven County’s two other regular high schools with a graduation rate of 93.1 percent, according to statistics released last week by the Department of Public Instruction.

Statewide, the graduation rate is 82.5 percent.

Principal Jeff Murphy said the school was pleased with the graduation rate, which tops last year’s rate of 92 percent.

"We treat each student individually, and we find different ways to help them learn," Murphy said. "We’ll adjust programs to help them individually."

Murphy said a variety of factors account for the graduation rate. He credited Leilani Camden, director of Havelock’s evening school, as well as the school’s credit recovery program.

"It helps those students who get behind," Murphy said.

He said the school’s seminar program allows students who have less than an 85 in any class to spend extra time with teachers and get extra help.

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