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.

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

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