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Drop out rates dramatically decrease in one district

DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

More students are deciding to stay in school.

No more than 3% of students at each of the 4 high schools dropped out last school year. The percentages were cut by a third at every school except Westover, which was already around 3.5%  in 2014.

School system leaders say they're doing a better job of targeting at-risk students.

"We are changing the culture of our schools to make it much more supportive and welcoming climate that makes it appealing for our students to be in school," said Associate Superintendent of Schools Ufot Inyang. 

Here are the full stats: 

Albany High         2014  6.35%      2015  2.71%

Dougherty           2014  9.86%      2015  3.04%

Monroe              2014  6.83%      2015  2.56%

Westover            2014  3.62%      2015  2.34%

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