• By Mercedes C Parham
  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019

District graduation rate released

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Muscogee County School District

2960 Macon Road Columbus, GA 31906

For Immediate Release
Mercedes Parham
Director of Communications and Open Records Officer
Office: (706) 748-2034
Fax: (706) 748-2036
www.muscogee.k12.ga.us

MEDIA RELEASE
Columbus, GA- According to a recent release from the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE), the Muscogee County School District (MCSD) graduation rate has surpassed the state for the sixth consecutive year. The rate is now 86.1 percent, a decrease of 2.8 points year-over-year, from 88.9 percent.

“Although our graduation rate still remains well above the state and national averages, I am disappointed that we took a step backward after six consecutive years of improvement. Our ultimate goal of a 100 percent full-option graduation continues to be the focus of our work as a district. To that end, we have revised our tracking of transient students, who move out of our district without notice, to ensure that does not impact our rate in the future,” said Dr. David Lewis, Superintendent of Education, Muscogee County School District.

The Cohort Rate is calculated using the data from students who graduate from high school within four years as required by the U.S. Department of Education. It is also one of the indicators used in the calculation of the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).

Graduation Rate

2017

2018

2019

Muscogee County

87.8

88.9

86.1

State

80.6

81.6

82.0

Difference

7.2

7.3

4.1



School

2017

2018

2019

Carver

87.1

86.3

88.5

Columbus

100

99.3

100.0

Early College

100

100.0

97.1

Hardaway

88.1

91.6

89.3

Jordan

75.4

75.4

69.2

Kendrick

87.7

87.3

82.6

Northside

91.9

93.0

94.4

Shaw

87.2

87.9

87.9

Spencer

85.8

86.2

76.6

















The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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