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CCSD Graduation Rate tops 90%!

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Columbia County School District is proud to announce a graduation rate over 90 percent.

State and district rates recently released by the Georgia Department of Education placed the Columbia County School District at 90.61 percent, up from 89.50 last year. The district’s rate also surpassed the state, which enjoyed an overall increase to 81.6 percent, up from 80.6 percent in 2017.

“We are extremely pleased that the Columbia County School District’s four-year graduation rate continues to improve, exceeding 90% at four of our five high schools and the district as a whole,” said Dr. Sandra Carraway, Superintendent of Schools. “We are committed to providing students with the best education possible, preparing them for post-high school success within four years of high school, while making sure all students reach their maximum potential.

Congratulations to our students, our dedicated teachers and support staff, and our families who have worked so diligently to help all of our students succeed.”

According to the Georgia Department of Education, this is an all-time high for Georgia’s graduation rate since the state began using the adjusted cohort calculation now required by federal law.
 
“Georgia’s graduation rate continues to rise because our public-school students have access to more opportunities than ever before,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “From Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education to dual enrollment to the fine arts, there is an unprecedented emphasis on supporting the whole child and making sure every single student understands the relevance of what they’re learning. I’m confident we’ll continue to see these gains as long as we’re still expanding opportunities that keep students invested in their education.”

Georgia calculates a four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate as required by federal law. This rate is the number of students who graduate in four years with a regular high school diploma divided by the number of students who form the adjusted cohort for the graduating class. From the beginning of ninth grade, students who are entering that grade for the first time form a cohort that is subsequently “adjusted” by adding any students who transfer into the cohort during the next three years, and subtracting any students who transfer out.
 

 

2012

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

 

2018

Evans High

78.5

75.7

84.9

86.19

85.92

87.17

90.32

Greenbrier High

76.1

89.2

93.4

96.80

96.89

98.70

99.29

Grovetown High

67.6

72.4

76.9

81.65

85.42

89.18

83.90

Harlem High

66.9

83.3

85.1

84.35

89.77

89.06

90.10

Lakeside High

76.7

79.4

83.5

88.33

89.35

86.56

90.10

Columbia County

73.8

79.5

84.5

87.64

89.03

89.50

90.61

Georgia

NA

71.8

72.5

78.8

79.2

80.60

81.6