Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fayette’s Graduates Perform Best at College Level

Fayette County produces the state’s top academic talent for Georgia’s public colleges and universities, according to a report released by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

The report tracks the cumulative college grade point average (GPA) by graduating high school of first-time freshmen that entered one of the state’s institutions in the fall of 2009. Both private and public high schools throughout Georgia are included.

McIntosh High and Starr’s Mill High are in the top 1 percent with their graduates posting average GPAs of 2.96 and 2.92, respectively, after finishing their first college semester. Schools that finished ahead of McIntosh and Starr’s Mill had fewer first-time freshmen enrolled in a state institution, 1-98, in comparison to McIntosh with 186 and Starr’s Mill with 274.

Fayette’s three other high schools also placed high on the list. Sandy Creek’s graduates posted a GPA of 2.67, placing the school in the top 12 percent in the state. Whitewater and Fayette County, with GPAs of 2.59 and 2.57, respectively, placed in the top 13 percent.

McIntosh Principal Lisa Fine is proud that graduates from her school have the highest GPA in the state compared to other public and private high schools with comparable enrollments. She credits the success to her team of teachers who prepare students to meet the demands of today’s society.

“McIntosh High School students and teachers strive for excellence in all of our endeavors. Teachers provide a rigorous curriculum that prepares students for post-secondary success and lifelong learning. In addition to teaching academic content, teachers focus on creating well-rounded students who are critical thinkers, good communicators, and visionary--equipping students for success in the real world,” says Fine.


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