Rich Addicks/AJC

Clayton County Schools: Graduation rate rises

Clayton County’s high school graduation rate rose this year, though Clayton County students still graduate at rates below the state average.

Districtwide, Clayton’s graduation rate for the Class of 2016 rose nearly 3 percentage points this spring, reaching 69.1 percent. That’s one of the largest improvements in metro Atlanta.

But Clayton’s graduation rate is still one of the lowest graduation rates in the region and below the statewide graduation rate of about 79.2 percent.

The Clayton schools with the largest increases in their graduation rates include North Clayton High School and Forest Park High School. At North Clayton, the 2016 graduation rate rose about 15 percentage points. At Forest Park, it rose 7 percentage points.

The schools with the largest decreases included Riverdale High School and Mount Zion High School.


Ultimate Atlanta Schools Guide 

Graduation rates at most Atlanta high schools drop

Gwinnett County Schools: Graduation rate inches up 

Georgia’s high school graduate rate nudges upward 

Fulton County high school graduate rate nudges up

Clayton County high school 2016 graduation rates
Source: Georgia Department of Education

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.