Atlanta Public High School Graduation Rate Rises In 2014
The Atlanta Public Schools high school graduation rate has risen to 59.1 percent in 2014, up from 58.6 percent in 2013 and 50.9 percent in 2012 according to the Georgia Department of Education data. Grady High School ranked highest of the nine Atlanta Public Schools clusters at 82.4 percent. Douglas High School appeared on low end with a 42.5 percent graduation rate.
The four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate defines the cohort based on when a student first becomes a freshman. The rate is calculated using the number of students who graduate within four years and includes adjustments for student transfers.
A Georgia DOE press release say Georgia’s public high school graduation rate has increased statewide for the third consecutive year, rising from 71.8 percent in 2013 to 72.5 percent in 2014. Since 2011, the rate has increased by a total of 5.1 percentage points.
A review of the 2014 Building A Grad Nation annual report has Atlanta Public Schools as ranking No. 199 out of the top 200 largest school districts in the country and second-to-last in the list of "Big City School Districts with High Concentrations of Low Income Students" (based on 2012 Georgia Department of Education data).
Here are highlights of the latest Georgia DOE report showing the graduation rates of each Atlanta high school. The entire report can be downloaded from the state's website.