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For the first time in 6 years, the Lee County High School did not make the state's Adequate Yearly Progress.

School officials say it's a result of the school's falling graduation rate. Last year the school graduated more than 80% of seniors, but this year that average fell below 75%, which the state require to make AYP.

Lee County added a night school and some programs during the day for students to recover credits.

In Dougherty County 16 of the 26 schools made AYP, fewer than the system had hoped for in the second round. The results for three schools are held up in the erasure investigation.

Dougherty Schools say while their graduation rate has increased 15% in the last three years it still wasn't enough for three high schools to meet the state's rising standards.

Westover High School was one of 113 Georgia High Schools to make AYP.

Attendance also kept many lower grade schools from making AYP.