Stephens County Schools Increased Graduation Rate
The Georgia Department of Education released it's 2019 Four-Year Graduation Rate report on September 18, 2019. The Stephens County School Systems was reported having a graduating class size of 267 with a graduation rate of 91.4% for all schools. Stephens County ranks 9.4% above the Georgia state average of 82%.
Stephens County School System consists of Stephens County High School, Stephens County Middle School, Stephens County 5th Grade Academy, Liberty Elementary School, Toccoa Elementary School, and Big A Elementary School.
September 18, 2019 – Georgia’s high school graduation rate increased again in 2019, rising to 82 percent – an all-time high since the state began using the adjusted cohort calculation now required by federal law. Georgia’s graduation rate has increased by 12 percentage points since 2012, with steady increases each year. In 2019, 71 Georgia school districts recorded graduation rates at or above 90 percent. Twenty-four districts recorded rates at or above 95 percent.
“I’m proud today of Georgia’s teachers and students, who are doing the on-the-ground work that leads to increases in our graduation rate and other indicators – including NAEP and Georgia Milestones scores,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “Moving forward, we must continue to focus on offering a relevant education and preparing every child for their future – not a one-size-fits-all system that sends every student in the same direction, but a tailored and personalized pathway based on a student’s academic and career interests and future goals.”
Georgia Graduation Rates – 2012 to 2019
- 2019 – 82.0 percent
- 2018 – 81.6 percent
- 2017 – 80.6 percent
- 2016 – 79.4 percent
- 2015 – 79.0 percent
- 2014 – 72.6 percent
- 2013 – 71.8 percent
- 2012 – 69.7 percent
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