Crime, suspensions fall in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Both crime and suspensions in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools fell last year, according to data published this week by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.

The number of students who dropped out of school fell, too – though the dropout rate remained higher than the state average. And black students continued to be suspended at higher rates than their peers.

The annual report, which includes data on every district in North Carolina, will be presented to the State Board of Education on Thursday and covers the 2013-14 school year. The findings detail how many crimes, suspensions and dropouts CMS reported to the state:

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