Editorial: Graduation Rate Jumps

Editorial: Graduation Rate Jumps

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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