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Ashley High School teacher turnover 'average'

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- Turns out, turnover at Ashley High School in Wilmington is higher than WWAY was originally told. However, the number is on par with other schools in the area.

We told you earlier this week, we had questions about teacher turnover at New Hanover County schools. New Hanover County Schools Superintendent Tim Markley recently said in an interview that three teachers have transferred, but he wouldn't say how many have retired from, or quit Ashley High School this year.

In an email from New Hanover County Schools spokeswoman Valita Quattlebaum Thursday, she said the high school has lost 13 teachers this year. She said the number is comparable with the average at other high schools in the area. New Hanover High school came in the highest. It lost 17 teachers this year.

The request came after a survey revealed there is low morale among teachers in the district.

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13? no

Once again NHCS has chosen to put a positive spin on the numbers of teachers who left Ashley during the 2013-2014 school year. listed below are 20. Albeit, these teachers chose (or did not choose) to leave for a variety of reasons.

5 Math 3 Science

3 EC 2 Workforce Development

3 English 2 Administration/Student Services

1 Languages 1 Physical Education

Yes, some retired; but, why? Yes, some requested transfer; but why? One must wonder how many will leave during the 2014-2015 school year.

Numbers

There was actually 2 in languages, French and Latin teachers both left and those positions are not being replaced. Also, there is one more English teacher leaving that has yet to be announced.