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Clarke County School District graduation rate above 80%

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CCSD rate is above state average

Athens, Ga. – Today, the Georgia Department of Education released 2016 4-year cohort graduation rates – with the Clarke County School District’s rate above 80% for the second consecutive year. The state’s graduation rate is 79.2%. This 4-year cohort method is based on the number of students that graduate within four years, plus one summer.

The 4-year cohort data since its inception is below:

 

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Clarke County School District

66.1%

70.1%

69.5%

63.2%

80.3%

80.1%

Cedar Shoals High School

67.8%

73.6%

75.9%

68.2%

83.3%

84.5%

Clarke Central High School

70.8%

76.7%

76.3%

71.3%

84.2%

84.4%

Classic City High School

36.8%

28.1%

20.8%

20.7%

50.7%

52.4%

“I commend all of our teachers, administrators, students, parents and support staff across the district for continuing our laser-like focus on student achievement, which has resulted in this accomplishment,” said Superintendent Philip Lanoue. “For our graduation rate to be above 80% for the second year in a row demonstrates that we have built capacity in our system, and I know that our students will continue reaching higher levels of achievement in the years to come.”

The school district will continue utilizing a number of targeted interventions. These included the use of data-driven instructional practices, individualized meetings with students to ensure they are on track to graduate, offering multiple opportunities for credit recovery and utilizing graduation coaches, social workers and counselors to assist parents in supporting their children.

Other initiatives include the Ninth Grade Academy at both high schools, which help ensure successful transitions to upper grades – and a partnership with Great Promise Partners to help connect at-risk students with jobs for pay and high school credit.

 

 

The Clarke County School District is home to the 2015 National Superintendent of the Year, as well as the Lt. Gov.’s top 2014 Career Academy in the state. CCSD was named the state’s Title I Distinguished District for closing the achievement gap between economically disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students. The district is a state-level model technology school district, 2016 NAMM Best Communities in Music Education and has a nationally innovative Professional Development School District partnership with the University of Georgia. Graduates are offered upwards of $6 million in scholarships annually, not including the HOPE. For more information, please visit www.proudtobeccsd.com.


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