Graduation Rates on the Rise

Athens, Georgia — Clarke County’s two traditional high schools outperformed the 2019 state graduation rate. Cedar Shoals High School’s graduation rate was 83.5, and Clarke Central High School’s was 83.7, both above the state rate of 82 percent. The Clarke County School District’s overall graduation rate (which includes Classic City High School) increased .8 percent to 81.4.

Superintendent Dr. Demond Means cited greater awareness of student progress throughout the year at the high school level as one of the factors impacting the increase in graduation rates.

“As a district leadership team, we met with our high school principals starting in January 2018 to monitor student progress and identify instructional needs. This collaboration between district leaders and high school principals led to providing additional support for teachers, and was a significant factor in our graduation rates,” said Dr. Means. “I congratulate our students and teachers for their hard work.”

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