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Newsweek ranks Crisp County HS in top 500 nationwide

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CRISP CO., GA (WALB) -

Crisp County High School is a Top 500 high school in the country to "beat the odds", according to the Newsweek.

The ranking takes into account the economic status of an area, and then compares graduation rates and test scores.

Crisp County has raised grad rates more than 15% in the last two years. The principal said the award was a big honor that created a lot of excitement.

"We want to get them graduated and be successful citizens, be it a college student or where they can function in the real world. The more we're graduating, I think that demonstrates the better we're doing our job,” said Dr. Rusty Sowell, principal of CCHS.

Dr Sowell said the graduation rates are predicted to increase again this year.

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