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It is gratifying to see the 2012 graduation rate in Newton County schools grow so rapidly from the low point it dropped to just three short years ago.

In an ideal world, we would be thrilled to have a 100 percent graduation rate of Newton County students, but to see this marked improvement, which reflects an even greater improvement than the state of Georgia’s graduation rate, is remarkable.

We commend our administration, our teachers, our students, our parents and community leaders who are making this happen.

Constant improvement is a goal that we all should strive for, and will attract even more business and industry to our county.

If you missed seeing the statistics on each school’s graduation rate, go to