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Dawson County Schools reports 93.1 percent graduation rate for 2022
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The Dawson County School System recently announced that the class of 2022 received a graduation rate of 93.1 for the 2021-22 school year. 

According to graduation rates released on Oct. 6 by the Georgia Department of Education, the Dawson County School System’s four-year cohort graduation rate is 93.1 percent, which is higher than the state average of 84.1 percent. 

During the Dawson County Board of Education’s meeting on Tuesday Oct. 11, Superintendent Nicole LeCave explained that over the last 10 years, the Dawson County school district has increased its graduation rate by 13.6 percentage points, from 79.5 percent in 2012 to 93.1 in 2022. Over the past five years, the district has maintained a five-year average of 95 percent. 

“We’re really very proud of that; we are maintaining and holding firm our 95 percent five-year average and that is something that the district can be really proud of, so great job to everyone,” LeCave said during the meeting. 

In a social media post by the school system announcing the graduation percentage rate, LeCave added her congratulations to all of the students, staff, families and others that made it possible for the system to achieve such a high rate. 

“The Class of 2022 is to be commended for their accomplishments,” LeCave said in the post. “I am grateful for the hard work, dedication, and support of our teachers, support staff, leaders, families, and community partners! We are laser-focused and committed to graduation for all students and ensuring our graduates are ready for college, career, and life.”