Georgia’s public high school graduation rate has continued to rise, but more than a quarter of the state’s students are still failing to make it out into the real world with a regular diploma within the allotted four years.
The graduation rate for 2014 was 72.5 percent, according to figures released by the Georgia Department of Education Thursday. That’s up from the prior year but by less than a percentage point. And the upward trajectory of prior years is starting to level off.
Georgia’s public high school graduation rate rose last year, but not by much.
The 72.5 percent four-year graduation rate for the class of 2014 was up less than a percentage point from the prior year. It is a continuation of annual — but slowing — increases since 2011, when the federal government developed the new way of measuring graduation.
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