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Editorial: Graduation Rate Jumps

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For years, Dougherty County’s high school graduation rate has lagged far behind the state average.

Recently, the state honored two Albany schools for drastic increases.  Albany High’s rate jumped 41% since 2011 while Monroe’s increased 31%

Both schools still have a lot of room for improvement, but it shows they’re on the right track.  It shows new programs and a new attitude in the school system are paying dividends.


Superintendent David Mosely says he wants all four high schools in the county to reach a 90% graduation rate.  That’s a lofty goal, but we’re glad he set it publicly, and we’re glad the system as a whole is working hard to reach it.

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