ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Georgia's public high school graduation rate has increased for the third straight year. But Dougherty County schools didn't see the same gains.
Dougherty County's graduation rate is 59.1%, well below the state average of 72.5%.
School Superintendent Dr. David Mosely says overall he's disappointed with the numbers, but he's pleased with the progress at Albany High.
They made about a 10 climb to 76%.
"It didn't happen by accident," said. "It happened with a number of different strategies that they put into place from tracking students absenteeism, to close scrutiny of grades, extra help."
Mosely says they plan to share those strategies with the other high schools.
Westover, which had the highest graduation rate last year, dropped from about 74% to 68%.