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    FC Has Highest Graduation Rate Among Georgia's 20 Largest Districts!

    Forsyth County Schools' students have topped the state for graduation rates among the state's 20 largest school districts, with 89.5%. This is a 1.72% increase from the district's 2012 graduation rate. The state's 2013 graduation rate is 71.5%.
     
    "Our work will not be done until every Forsyth County child graduates from high school," stated Buster Evans, superintendent of Forsyth County Schools. "I am however thankful to our teachers and staff members that have worked with our students and their parents to increase our graduation rate, therefore allowing more students to graduate high school prepared for post secondary options such as college, military or the workforce. Increasing our graduation rate has been a community effort, which began with the PROPEL graduation initiative and will continue with goals outlined in our Strategic Plan."
     
    SYSTEM NAME GRADUATION RATE

    Forsyth County

    89.5

    Fayette County

    87.3

    Dawson County

    84.1

    Houston County

    78.8

    Henry County

    78.5

    Paulding County

    78.3

    Cherokee County

    78

    Rockdale County

    78

    Hall County

    77.5

    Cobb County

    76.5

    Columbia County

    76.3

    Fulton County

    75.5

    Muscogee County

    72.8

    Gwinnett County

    72.7

    All Systems

    71.5

    Newton County

    71.3

    Douglas County

    70.5

    Chatham County

    69.8

    DeKalb County

    58.9

    Atlanta Public Schools

    58.6

    Richmond County

    58.3

     
    Additionally, all high schools in Forsyth County had graduate rates higher than the state average.  Lambert High School's graduation rate is the highest among metro-Atlanta high schools, and is also the highest in Georgia for non-magnet schools. Also among all Forsyth County high schools, West Forsyth High School had the highest percent increase (5.05%) in one year.
     
    "Our ultimate goal is to have every student to be a successful graduate from West Forsyth, and our staff is doing everything possible to make this a reality," shared Betty Pope, principal of West Forsyth High School. "As we move forward, we will continue to encourage students to graduate by offering a well rounded curriculum and extra-curricular activities."
     
    4-Year Graduation Rates for Forsyth County High Schools
     

     

    2013

       2012    

    Forsyth County Schools

    89.5

     87.78

    Forsyth Central HS

    82.1

     78.81

    Lambert HS

    98.8

     98.95

    North Forsyth HS

    82.5

     82.81

    South Forsyth HS

    93.8

     92.69

    West Forsyth HS

    92.7

     87.65

     
     
    Forsyth County Schools' two non-traditional schools, Forsyth Academy and iAchieve Academy, also were at the top of the state charts when compared to other schools using a similar format and dealing with similar students.
     
    4-Year Graduation Rates for Non-Traditional Schools
     

    School

    2013 Graduation %

    Dekalb Alternative School

    1.2

    Gateway to College

    3.4

    Challenge Charter Academy

    4

    Chattooga Academy

    8.6

    Elberton Education Center

    10.5

    Mountain Creek Academy

    14.6

    Phoenix High School

    15.8

    MECHS

    19.2

    Lanier Career Academy

    20.3

    Classic City PLC

    20.8

    Bishop Hall Charter School

    24.6

    Berrien Academy PLC

    25

    McClarin Alternative School

    25.6

    College and Career Prep. Aca.

    25.8

    Woods Mill Non-Trad. School

    29.9

    AZ Kelsey Academy

    31

    Colquitt County Ach. Center

    38.2

    Independence High School

    40.4

    McIntosh County Academy

    67.9

    Forsyth Academy

    82.4

     

     

    Virtual Schools

     

    Provost Academy

    7.7

    Georgia Connections Academy

    26.8

    Gwinnett Online Campus

    43.6

    iAchieve Virtual Academy

    63.3

      
    To view the graduation rates for all Georgia high schools and districts, visit www.doe.k12.ga.us