Georgia Grad Rates

New Grad Rate at 67.4%

The Georgia Department of Education has released (April 10) their latest graduation numbers using the cohort calculation:

GA DOE press release


Georgia Partnership commentary

Here is a system-by-system breakdown of Georgia 2006 - 2010 graduation rates as compiled by the Georgia Partnership.

Everyone Graduates Center at the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University

Dropouts/Graduation Rates

Here you will find information that looks at both dropout and graduation rate issues.  Posting here does not imply Georgia Partnership endorsement.

6 ways to improve dropout prevention efforts
eSchool News

Educators have reason to celebrate when it comes to dropout prevention. In 2014, the latest National Center for Education Statistics data showed that the U.S. high school graduation rate hit an all-time high of 80 percent and is on target to reach 90 percent by 2020. (September 2014)

Two relating reports:  Keeping 9th Graders On Track Can Move Grad Rate and Preventable Failure: Improvements in Long-term Outcomes When High School Focused on the Ninth Grade Year

Students who end their 9th grade year on track are four times more likely to earn a diploma than those who fall off-track. That research got officials with the Chicago Public Schools beginning in 2007 to focus more intentionally on helping high school freshman stay engaged. Their efforts paid off. Relating story. (September 2014)

Don't Call Them Dropouts - Understanding the Experience of Young People Who Leave High School Before Graduation
America's Promise Alliance

Young people don't stop going to school for a single reason, it's a cluster that becomes too much: care giving for siblings or parents, bouncing around in foster care, homelessness. (May 2014)

Dropout Prevention: Challenges and Opportunities in Rural Settings
ICF International

This white paper examines how rural schools can confront the many challenges associated with their locale and how rural communities can leverage their numerous strengths to prevent students from dropping out of school. Related story.  Free registration required to access this report. (October 2013)

Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the Dropout Epidemic
Civic Enterprises; Everyone Graduates Center at the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University; America's Promise Alliance; Alliance for Excellent Education

The most comprehensive graduation research report of late found that for the first time the U.S. is on track to meet the national Grad Nation goal of a 90 percent high school graduation rate by the class of 2020. Related story. Report introduction. (February 2013)

Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core Data: School Year 2009-2010
U.S. Department of Education - National Center for Education Statistics

This report presents the number of high school graduates, the Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR), and the dropout data for grades 9–12 for public schools in school year 2009–10. Intro to the report.  Related story. (January 2013)

U,S. High School Graduation Rates: Pattern and Explanations
National Bureau of Economic Research

America's high school graduation rate, which stagnated for the last three decades of the 20th century, is now climbing, according to this report.  There will be a $5 charge for an on-line, electronic copy. Related story. (January 2013)

26 Seconds Campaign Urges Teens to Come "Back4Mor"
State Farm

The 26 Seconds campaign, presented by State Farm®, offers an online community, activities and prize opportunities as a way to empower teens to not only be aware of the startling statistic that a student drops out every 26 seconds, but to make a personal commitment to graduate and be more (BMOR). (September 2012)

For dropouts, often regrets and challenges
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

This article was part of a bigger feature on the dropout rate in Georgia.  Four people who dropped out of school for a variety of reasons talk about what it has meant to them. (August 2012)

Diplomas Count 2012 - Trailing Behind, Moving Forward - A Work in Progress
Education Week

This is a link to the press release explaining the new report.  Ed Week charges for copies.  The report finds solid gains for the second year in a row after several years of declines and stagnation.  This report highlights Hispanic students.  Executive summary. (June 2012)

Using the Freshman On-track Indicator to Predict Graduation in Two Urban Districts in the Mid-west Region
Regional Education Laboratory - REL (Midwest)

The authors found that on-track status was a significant predictor of on-time graduation, even after controlling for student background characteristics and grade 8 achievement test scores (ECS Connection). (May 2012)

Building a Grad Nation Report - Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic
America's Promise Alliance

This 2012 edition of this annual report finds graduation rates continue to improve nationally and across many states and districts, with 12 states accounting for the majority of new graduates over the last decade. (March 2012)