Fulton to highlight district’s status in State of Our Schools event

Fulton County school superintendent Robert Avossa is expected to give an update on how the district is doing in the annual State of Our Schools event on Thursday.

Avossa will address the district’s five-year strategic plan and its progress toward meeting three specific goals: by 2017, 90 percent of Fulton students will graduate on time; 85 percent of Fulton’s seniors will be eligible for admission to a University System of Georgia college or university; and all of Fulton’s graduates will be certified work-ready.

The event, at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center in Atlanta, will also highlight current and former Fulton students, who will share the challenges and triumphs of their journey toward graduation, college and career.

Fulton’s system is the fourth-largest in Georgia, with approximately 96,300 students and 101 schools.

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