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.