According to the Georgia Department of Education, the district boasts a high graduation rate, besting neighboring districts, including Atlanta Public Schools, DeKalb County Schools, Fulton County Schools and the statewide average.
Decatur High School has a 93.9 percent high school graduation rate, according to the Georgia Department of Education, which released the report on Wednesday, Dec. 11.
That's up slightly from the 91.41 percent graduation rate posted last year.
Decatur High School's graduation rate is better than its neighbors. A select sampling:
- North Atlanta High School (Atlanta): 80.2 percent
- Crim High School (Atlanta): 7.5 percent
- Druid Hills High School (DeKalb): 67.7 percent
- Tucker High School (DeKalb): 63.1 percent
- Fulton County (Total): 75.5 percent
- DeKalb County (Total): 58.9 percent
- Cobb County (Total): 76.5 percent
- Atlanta Public Schools (Total): 58.6 percent
- Georgia Statewide Average: 71.5 percent.
This is the third year Georgia has calculated the graduation rate using an adjusted, four-year, cohort rate formula. The graduation rate defines the cohort based on when a student first becomes a freshman. The rate is calculated using the number of students who graduate within four years and includes adjustments for student transfers.
For more information and full data breakdowns, visit the Georgia Department of Education website.