The 2020 4-year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rates were released today by the Georgia Department of Education.
The Walker County School System continues to see a positive increase in the graduation rates at LaFayette and Ridgeland High Schools. Walker County Schools also continues to perform above the current State Graduation Rate. The innovative efforts and tireless dedication of every employee has created the momentum driving this positive trend as we work toward the goal of a 100% Graduation Rate.
We are excited to report the following data:
2020 4-Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate(s)
State Graduation Rate-83.8 (+1.2 over LY)
WCS Graduation Rate-91.0 (+2.6 over LY)
LaFayette High School-88.76 (+3.87 over LY) Ridgeland High School-92.44 (+0.94 over LY)
Press Release Walker County Schools
November 14, 2020 at 1:29 pm
The resulting data led to the appointment of mission support specialists, who worked to find students in the county s two high schools who were not on track for graduation and work with them individually to create a plan that would help them make obtaining their diploma a possibility. These specialists also began to identify eighth-grade students who were at risk of dropping out of school, to keep them on the path to graduation. “We are committed to the role of the mission support specialists,” Raines said. “Their work continues to improve, and the ability to locate and focus on students at risk has become the norm in all our schools.”