The Forsyth County schools posted a districtwide, 2018 graduation rate of 94.19 percent, highest of any district in metro Atlanta. AJC FILE

Forsyth posts highest graduation rate in metro area

Forsyth County posted a 2018 graduation rate of 94.19 percent across its five high schools and Virtual Academy, the highest of any metro Atlanta district and the highest in the state for districts graduating more than 850 students, school officials said.

Georgia Department of Education 2018 graduation rates showed the Forsyth schools slipping slightly from 94.44 percent last year but still maintaining their lead over other metro districts. Also, for the second straight year, the Forsyth Virtual academy reported a 100 percent graduation rate.

“We are committed to having all Forsyth County students graduate from high school,” said Forsyth schools Superintendent Jeff Bearden. “We have excellent teachers and support staff, and I join them in being thankful for our parent and community support as we prepare our children to lead and succeed.”

Elsewhere in the metro area, Cherokee County had a 2018 graduation rate of 87.4 percent, followed by Fulton County, 86.8 percent; Cobb County, 85.2 percent, Gwinnett County, 81.7 percent; Atlanta, 79.9 percent; DeKalb County, 75 percent, and Clayton County, 71.7 percent. Information:

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