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25 May 2017

South Fulton Graduation Rate Rises, But Fewer Students are College or Career Ready

A Georgia Unfiltered comparison of 2015 and 2016 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) shows that while more students are graduating from South Fulton County high schools, fewer students are college or career ready.

The CCRPI is a tool for measuring how well Georgia's schools, districts and the state itself are preparing students for the next educational level. It provides a comprehensive roadmap to help educators, parents, and community members promote and improve college and career readiness for all students. The CCRPI is produced annually by the state Department of Education.

South Fulton County's five high schools saw their 2016 graduation rate increase by an average of 1.9% from 2015 levels. The number of South Fulton County graduates entering either the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) or the University System of Georgia (USG) not requiring remediation or learning support courses decreased by 3.24% in 2016.

Remedial and learning support courses are classes offered to help students improve upon skills they should have learned in high school, typically english and math subjects, before advancing to the college-level. Remedial and learning support courses are usually taken in conjunction with a degree or certificate program, but are not included in satisfying graduation requirements.

Fulton County's graduation rate in 2016 was 86.6%, a 1.2% increase from 2015's 85.4%. 69.4% of Fulton County high school graduates entering either the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) or the University System of Georgia (USG) did not require remediation or learning support courses.

Georgia reported an overall high school graduation rate of 79.4% in 2016. 60.5% of the state's graduates entered the TCSG or the USG without requiring remediation or learning support courses.

Graduation Rate Percent of graduates entering TCSG/USG not requiring remediation or learning support courses
Banneker68.3%29.8%
Creekside82.1%27.8%
Langston Hughes82.4%28.1%
Tri-Cities76.1%29.4%
Westlake84.2%47.0%