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M. Ann Levett, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Savannah-Chatham Co.
Public School System

208 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 395-5600

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Announcements: SCCPSS Graduation Rate Continues to Rise


SCCPSS Graduation Rate Continues to Rise 


The Georgia Department of Education has released SY 2016-17 graduation rates for the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System.  SCCPSS improved its cohort graduation rate by more than one point over last year – rising from 83.2% to 84.3% and established a new record high for the district.  SCCPSS Superintendent Dr. Ann Levett says, “Once again our district is showing improvement earned through the hard work and dedication of our staff and students. Our graduation rate surpassed the state of Georgia’s rate for the third straight year and with the continued success of district programs to keep students on track and engaged in learning, we are preparing more students than ever before for productive futures in college and careers.”


More than half of SCCPSS high schools improved their cohort graduation rate over the previous year with improvements ranging from one to nine points. Overall, SCCPSS 4-year cohort graduation rates range from 73% to 100% with both Woodville Tompkins Technical and Career High School and Savannah Early College achieving a 100% graduation rate – two of only twelve schools in the state to do so.


Please view a video message from the Superintendent here.


This is the seventh 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.


Created at 9/27/2017 1:38 PM  by Sheila Blanco 
Last modified at 11/13/2017 3:45 PM  by Sheila Blanco