Friday, October 29, 2010

Graduation Rate at Top of Metro Atlanta School Systems

Fayette County has the highest graduation rate for metro Atlanta, according to figures from the Georgia Department of Education.

Fayette’s graduation rate for 2009-2010 is 94 percent, holding steady from the previous year. The county has increased its graduation rate by six points over the last seven years.

At 94 percent, the school system is soaring above other metro Atlanta systems by a point range of 4.3 to 27.7 percent. The other school systems include Atlanta, Cherokee County, Clayton County, Cobb County, DeKalb County, Forsyth County, Fulton County, and Gwinnett County.

In addition to outpacing surrounding school systems, the county’s percentage of graduates is 13.2 points above that of the state (80.8 percent), whose rate rose 2 percentage points this year.

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