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Jackson’s teacher turnover rate is among state’s highest

Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 2:00 pm

Jackson County has a teacher-turnover problem, and there’s no one reason pinpointing why.

N.C. Department of Public Instruction data shows Jackson County posted a 15.56 percent turnover rate from 2008-13. In the past five years, about one out of every six teachers working here have quit, retired, moved to another school system or been fired.

That’s the 18th highest churn among 115 public school systems in North Carolina – and it’s much more dramatic than in other mountain counties. The next closest is Madison County, which is 64th in North Carolina with an 11.47 percent turnover rate.

You have to motor some 228 miles into the Piedmont, to Thomasville City Schools, before finding a school system with worse numbers than Jackson County. Thomasville, in Davidson County, is ranked 17th in North Carolina with a 16.01 percent turnover rate.

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