Graduation Rate 2021

Douglas County Graduation Rate of 87.74% for Class of 2021 Exceeds State Average
Posted on 10/27/2021

The Douglas County School System Class of 2021 four-year high school graduation rate of 87.74% once again surpassed the graduation rate for Georgia. According to data released by the Georgia Department of Education on October 21, 2021, the graduation rate for the state was 83.7%. Douglas County’s score for 2021 was slightly lower than the score of 89.4% in 2020. However, the 2021 graduation rate is higher than the pre-pandemic rate in 2019.

“Our goal in the Douglas County School System is for every student not only to graduate, but to graduate prepared for college or the military or with the skills needed to succeed in the workforce,” said Superintendent Trent North. “We know that the pandemic negatively impacted our graduation rate for 2021, with many of our high school students choosing to learn online at home last year. We now have almost all of our students back in our buildings, and we will continue to work with our students to achieve at the highest levels. Earning a high school diploma and having the skills to succeed at the next level are essential for having a successful career and becoming an engaged and productive citizen.”

The U.S. Department of Education requires that Georgia report the graduation rate using the adjusted cohort rate. The four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate is defined as the cohort when a student first enters 9th grade and is calculated based on the number of students who graduate within four years.

Schools with the highest graduation rates were Chapel Hill High School at 94.29% and Alexander High School at 92.56%.

For more information about graduation rates, please visit the Georgia Department of Education website, www.gadoe.org.

 

Graduation Rate by State, County, and School

 

State

All Douglas County

Alexander HS

Chapel Hill HS

Douglas County HS

Lithia Springs HS

New Manchester HS

2021

83.7

87.74

92.56

94.29

83.82

80.77

86.95

2020

83.8

89.4

94.2

94.9

87.1

87.0

84.9

2019

82

87.4

92.82

92.59

83.9

82.2

87.02


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