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Schools make progress

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Georgia's high school graduation rate is up this year, to 78.9 percent. Dougherty County's rate is up, too at 75.4 percent.  

For the first time, 90 percent of Dougherty County schools made Annual Yearly Progress.  

Albany Middle School, Monroe High School, and Westover High School were added to the list of schools that meet the state's annual yearly progress goals after summer school ended.  

"As the rigors continue to increase in the state and as the requirements continue to increase, it just speaks to the hard work of our teachers and staff at our elementary, middle and high schools," said Superintendent Dr. Sally Whatley.  

In order to make AYP in 2009, a high school had to have a graduation rate of 75 percent or higher.

Dougherty County's graduation rate is up 25 percent from seven years ago.

 

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