Graduation rates improve in Dougherty Co.

Dougherty County schools are happy to share they're seeing improvements in graduation rates.

Dr. David Mosely says Monroe and Dougherty high have seen significant improvement.

He says Monroe has gone from a 45% to an 80% graduation rate since he started working with the school system three years ago.

Dougherty High is now at a 70 percent graduation rate, and Westover High School remains above the state average.

“Our classroom teachers, our administrators, our support people. We have set the bar high, and they are reaching out to meet those expectations, and I'm extremely happy," says Dr. David Mosely, Dougherty County Superintendent.

He says they're also working on dual enrollment which will also help improve graduation rates.

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