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Announcements: SCCPSS Graduation Rate Continues to Rise

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SCCPSS Graduation Rate Continues to Rise 

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The Georgia Department of Education has released SY 2015-16 graduation rates for the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System.  SCCPSS improved its cohort graduation rate by more than two points over last year – rising from 81.3% to 83.2%.  SCCPSS Superintendent Dr. Thomas Lockamy says, “Our district continues to show improvement year to year.  Our graduation rate surpassed the state of Georgia last year and this year not only outperforms the state’s preliminary rate for 2016, but matches the most recently promoted all-time high for the national rate as well.  Our students and schools continue to post great accomplishments thanks to the dedication of our faculty and staff in preparing our students for success.”

Nearly all high schools in the District improved their cohort graduation rate over the previous year.  Overall, SCCPSS 4-year cohort graduation rates range from 70.6% to 100%. This is the sixth year Georgia has calculated the graduation rate using the adjusted cohort rate, which is now required by the U.S. Department of Education. The four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate defines the cohort based on when a student first becomes a freshman; it is calculated using the number of students who graduate within four years and includes adjustments for student transfers. In contrast, Georgia’s former graduation rate calculation defined the cohort upon graduation, which may have included students who took more than four years to graduate.

All states now calculate the graduation rate using the same formula, but each state still sets its own requirements for students to earn a diploma. Georgia still has some of the highest requirements in the nation for students to graduate with a regular diploma.

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