Chattooga County School Superintendent Jared Hosmer and the Georgia Department of Education released the final 2019 graduation numbers for the Chattooga County School District.
At 96.7%, Chattooga High School’s graduation rate was the highest in school history. “96.7% is as high of a rate that I can find,” Superintendent Hosmer said.
Upon hearing the news, former CHS principal Jeff Martin went to the high school and made an announcement over the intercom to all the teachers and students congratulating them on their success.
“Achieving a historically high graduation rate is no accident and achieving a rate of 96.7% is an extremely hard task,” said Martin. “I wanted to go over to the high school and tell the students and staff, personally just how proud I was of each of them!”
Graduation is the culmination of 13 years of hard work and perseverance by students. Graduation is a point of focus for the Georgia Department of Education and is a clear indicator of student and staff success.
How does Chattooga High’s 96.7 graduation rate compare to neighboring county school systems? Chattooga High School had a higher graduation than all Floyd and Walker County Schools. Armuchee High had the highest graduation rate in the Floyd system at 95.7%, Pepperell High wasn’t far behind with 95.4%, Model High had a rate of 92.7%, and Coosa High had a 90.1%. In Walker County, LaFayette High School had a 84.91 rate and Ridgeland High School had a 91.50
Currently, the Chattooga School district includes both Chattooga High School and the Chattooga Academy.
“I would like to thank our students, parents, teachers, administration and staff for all their hard work and dedication to this community,” Superintendent Hosmer said.