Erwin High: 'dropout factory'

Erwin High: 'dropout factory'

There are 299 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Oct 29, 2007, titled Erwin High: 'dropout factory'. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

It's a nickname no principal could be proud of: "Dropout Factory," a high school where no more than 60 percent of the students who start as freshmen make it to their senior year.

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Anne Dugdale

New Richmond, Canada

#415 Jan 19, 2011
I just read the entry in Chicken Soup for the Soul where the commitment was made to have no dropouts in
Jason Summey's class.
I would like an update with statistics to read to the 5/6 class I teach.
Thanks from Canada.

“My possum won a prize.”

Since: Jun 10

Candler

#416 Jan 19, 2011
The dumb asses at Erwin make the slack jawed mouth breathers at Enka look like they are brilliant and that is pretty hard to do. There was a boy at Enka in the 8th grade till he was 25. They finally passed him because he kept getting the teachers pregnant baw haw haw .
Oscar Bledsoe

Candler, NC

#417 Jan 20, 2011
Has anyone ever seen the Erwin Cheerleaders down on Asheland?

“Long And Winding”

Since: Oct 10

Road To Nowhere

#418 Jan 25, 2011
Oscar Bledsoe wrote:
Has anyone ever seen the Erwin Cheerleaders down on Asheland?
Im sure they all look like dogs, better get more Alpo.
joe79

Asheboro, NC

#419 Jan 25, 2011
Government Screwls wrote:
What is SO damn difficult about staying in high screwl and finishing up one's BASIC education? Are the kids THAT STUPID??????????
Arent they EMBARRASSED??????????
Back in the day, if you dropped out, you were considered outcast scum forever! Apparantly, its a good thing nowadays...what do these kids think will happen to them in life??????
So true I guess it's just this generation dont care about anything anymore.
Martha

Asheville, NC

#420 Jan 26, 2011
joe79 wrote:
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So true I guess it's just this generation dont care about anything anymore.
"it's just that his generation DOESN'T care..."

They teach proper grammar in schools too. It's very useful in getting jobs.
HuhHuh

Lillington, NC

#421 Jan 26, 2011
It's no wonder we have kids dropping out left and right when we DON'T FUND EDUCATION.
Cindy Jo

Asheville, NC

#422 Jan 26, 2011
HuhHuh wrote:
It's no wonder we have kids dropping out left and right when we DON'T FUND EDUCATION.
The doors are still open, the classes are still there. If they choose to be losers for the rest of their lives that's their problem.
HuhHuh

Lillington, NC

#423 Jan 26, 2011
Cindy Jo wrote:
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The doors are still open, the classes are still there.
Not for long, with this budget.
tossmysalad

Asheville, NC

#424 Sep 5, 2011
man erwin is a drop out factory i mean i dropped out every one ther smokes weed chases girls it the life
Steve

Maiden, NC

#425 Sep 5, 2011
tossTomssalad wrote:
man erwin is a drop out factory i mean i dropped out every one ther smokes weed chases girls it the life
Now you know you didn't go to Erwin, Tom. You went to school in NY back in about 1929.
crunk

Asheville, NC

#426 Sep 5, 2011
Steve wrote:
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Now you know you didn't go to Erwin, Tom. You went to school in NY back in about 1929.
wanna bet ill show you the records of when i went
What

Weaverville, NC

#427 Sep 6, 2011
homer wrote:
My son is a straight 'A' student because HE works hard. HE cares about his future, and if for some reason HE falters, WE will make sure it is fixed.
Wow. Good parenting. I think you have found the solution to our schools' problems!
Steve

Maiden, NC

#428 Sep 6, 2011
ExMsMe wrote:
The dumb asses at Erwin make the slack jawed mouth breathers at Enka look like they are brilliant and that is pretty hard to do. There was a boy at Enka in the 8th grade till he was 25. They finally passed him because he kept getting the teachers pregnant baw haw haw .
Was his name Tom?
Donna Jean

Maiden, NC

#429 Sep 18, 2011
I went theare and I done turned out pert good.
What

Weaverville, NC

#430 Sep 18, 2011
Donna Jean wrote:
I went theare and I done turned out pert good.
/facepalm

“My possum won a prize.”

Since: Jun 10

Candler

#431 Sep 18, 2011
Donna Jean wrote:
I went theare and I done turned out pert good.
Ever one knows Erwin girls can't even sell they possums they give it up for free in the parking lot ...sad.
Cullens Chaos

Hendersonville, NC

#432 Sep 19, 2011
ExMsMe wrote:
<quoted text> Ever one knows Erwin girls can't even sell they possums they give it up for free in the parking lot ...sad.
No, you're sad, sick, demented, drunk, what realy afflicts you is a sense of uselessness that is all pervasive. You're own life is empty, bereft of real meaning so you turn yourself into fantasy people to escape your own boring, dull life. Now that's sad, really sad.
mr pepper

Knoxville, TN

#433 Apr 16, 2014
Accountabilty wrote:
There is nothing wrong with the education that the staff at Erwin High School is providing. My son attends Erwin, and I have been impressed with his teachers and the courses that he has been taking. People can blame the principal and the drop out coordinator all they want. But, I can promise you that as a parent, I wouldn't need any help in keeping my kid from dropping out of school. Parents need to step up, students need to step up. I'm sick of the blame game. Stop waiting for someone to fix it for you. The education opportunities are there.
than you must have more money than some of the kids do because ' and your son must be on the foot ball team or a teacher pet , yes I agree some teacher up their are very good and some that cares about the kids that goes up I had son in that school all they wonted to do is ride his back all the time thank god he don't go to that school any more .it not like it was when I was in their in 74 you would learn in sted of playing foot ball or base ball I don't like to many of them at that school and they know it too can't stand two faced ppl and they are a lot of them working at that school .if you don't drive a big nice car or dress in 50 dollar s blue jeans than you are trash to them you tell me how deneces browns kid can drive a new must stang and I say a new one not ausd one and how did she. By that big house on the mountain .that makes ppl wonder don't wheat does the money go from the school .town of Erwin needs to thank about this and start asking around about and watch them wiggle in their seatsbecoueswe all now you can't buy all that on what the school pays. Hell some don't get payed what they should get payed

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