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NCSS graduation rate remains steady, tops Georgia rate
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According to data released by the Georgia Department of Education, Newton County School System’s four-year, all-time high, cohort graduation rate maintained at 87 percent in 2019. 

The district’s graduation rate is approximately five points higher than the state’s 82 percent graduation rate. 

The four-year adjusted cohort 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.

Graduation rates for the schools, district and state are listed below:

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“I am proud of the hard work and effort of our students, teachers, leaders and staff,” said Samantha Fuhrey, superintendent of NCSS. “Last school year, 1,369 students, earning approximately $50 million dollars in athletic, academic and fine arts scholarships, graduated from our high schools; I truly commend and congratulate the graduates and the network of people who played a role in their success. With the continued support of our families, and the laser-like focus of our school teams, I anticipate that our graduation rates will continue to improve.”