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Class of 2018 graduation puts Dawson County in top 25 systems in state
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The Dawson County High School class of 2018 celebrates the end of high school. - photo by Jessica Taylor

Dawson County High School’s four-year graduation rate of 94.7 percent for the class of 2018 ranks Dawson County Schools as one of the top 25 systems in the state, according to the Georgia Department of Education.

On Sept. 19, the GDOE released information on the four-year cohort graduation rates across the state.  The four-year cohort graduation rate is the percentage of students who entered the ninth grade in 2014-2015 and graduated four years later in May of 2018.

Dawson County High School’s 94.7 percent graduation rate exceeds the state rate of 81.6 percent by 13.1 percent.

Over the last six years, the school district’s graduation rate has increased from 79.85 percent in 2012 to 94.7 percent in 2018, according to the school district.  

“Increasing the school district’s graduation rate is a team effort by our administrators, teachers, counselors, graduation coach, social workers, nurses, community partners and all other support personnel who work with students and families on a daily basis,” a release from the school system reads. “Graduation for all students is the ultimate goal of Dawson County Schools. The district is committed to providing students with an exemplary educational experience that prepares students to be college and career ready upon graduation.”