2016 4 year cohort graduation rates are out. Where does your school rank?
Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT)
This is the second year that students shall no longer be required to earn a passing score on the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) to earn a high school diploma.
2016 Graduation Requirements
The 2016 Graduation Rate is the first year the new Georgia Milestones End-of-Course Assessment has been factored into graduation rates since the inaugural year of the Georgia Milestones in 2014. 23 course credits must be earned to earn a high school diploma. The following courses require students to take the Georgia Milestones End-of-Course (EOC) Test to earn credit for the course and count for 20% of the student’s final grade.
|9th Grade Lit/Comp||American Lit/Comp||Coordinate Algebra|
|Analytic Geometry||Biology||Physical Science|
DeKalb Schools Graduation Services
Schools begin working with students on a graduation plan when they enter the ninth grade. High school students are advised annually to ensure that they are earning the credits to move from one grade level to the next.
Seniors receive advisement at the beginning of the 12th grade and are closely monitored to ensure that they progress toward graduation at the end of the school year. If a student is failing a course that is needed for graduation, notification is sent to parents making them aware of the issue in time for remediation to occur.
If a student fails a course needed for graduation, options are given to the student for earning the credit. Options include the DeKalb Online Academy, Georgia Virtual School and local academic credit recovery programs.
|OSD /||Grad % 4-year Cohort Rate||Graduation||Total|
|RANK||REGION||TITLE I||PRIORITY||2013||2014||2015||2016||Class Size||Graduated|
|DeKalb County Total||60.2||62.6||70.9||70.3||7128||5014|
|2||2||N||DeKalb School of the Arts||100||100||100||98.4||65||64|
|3||3||Y||DeKalb Early College Academy||97.4||100||97.7||96.5||58||56|
|6||2||Y||Druid Hills HS||73.2||75.9||79||81.2||288||234|
|8||4||Y||Southwest DeKalb HS||74.7||66.2||72.7||80.1||318||255|
|14||1||Y||Priority||Cross Keys HS||43.5||47.2||55.8||73.8||271||200|
|15||5||Y||Cedar Grove HS||65||72.5||76.7||72.3||257||186|
|16||4||Y||Miller Grove HS||60.2||59.5||79.6||70.3||367||258|
|17||4||Y||Martin Luther King HS||73.6||65.4||73.6||69.7||440||307|
|20||3||Y||OSD||Stone Mountain HS||62.3||59.4||66.9||63.3||270||171|
|24||5||Y||Elizabeth Andrews HS||10.9||9.3||17.9||11.1||259||29|
|25||4||N||Gateway to College||3.4||10.4||33.3||N/A|
This should come as no surprise. DeKalb County has NEVER put the minimum ratio of spending into the classroom to overall spending (re: teacher pay) required by Georgia law. It would be interesting to see the same comparison chart of administrative salaries, as well as one showing the admin-to-classroom ratio of employees. It’s hard to imagine that DeKalb does not still have one of the most bloated non-teacher staffs in the state.