These three high schools lead Fulton’s high school graduation rate

These three high schools lead Fulton’s high school graduation rate

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Georgia high school students posted a significant gain in graduation rates in 2015, with 78.8 percent getting a diploma. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

Northview, John’s Creek and Hapeville Charter Career Academy had the highest graduation rates among Fulton high schools in 2015.

Nearly everyone at Northview High School graduated, with a 98.8 percent rate; John’s Creek showed a 97.6 percent rate, and Hapeville Charter came in a close third with 97.4 percent of its seniors graduating in 2015.

The state Department of Education just released the numbers Monday morning, which show a solid spike in graduation rates across the state. Come back to myajc.com later this morning for a school-by-school review. Check in on myajc.com as we begin sifting the numbers to see how schools did.

Nearly four out of five of the freshmen who entered high school in 2011 graduated with their class of 2015, the DOE reported.

The 78.8 percent graduation rate is more than 6 percentage points higher than the rate for the class of 2014 — a considerable increase, since the 2014 rate was less than a fraction of a percentage point higher than the year before.

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