The Georgia Department of Education released the 2022 graduation rates today. Colquitt educators’ commitment to student success helped the district graduate students at a higher rate than the state average. The 2022 Colquitt County School District (CCSD) federally calculated 4-year graduation rate of 87.05% for all students outpaced the state of Georgia’s average graduation rate of 84.1%.
Additionally, district subgroup data for the class of 2022 charted the highest graduation rate in three areas since 2012. The graduation rate for African American students was 88.19%, for English Language Learners was 78.79%, and for Students with Disabilities, 79.17%. The 4-year graduation for Students with Disabilities has increased by 49.87% over the past ten years.
“The increase in graduates can be attributed to the faculty and staff members who are all-in on making sure students leave with all the credits they need plus a plan for their future,” stated Dan Chappuis, Principal of Colquitt County High School. “We want each student to leave with their diploma and to be enrolled in postsecondary education, enlisted in the military, or employed.”
The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) calculates the graduation rate using the federally mandated “adjusted cohort rate.” The cohort is established when students initially start as freshmen at C.A. Gray Junior High School, is adjusted for student transfers, and ultimately reflects the number of students in the district who graduated within four years. Visit their website to see the full GaDOE report on graduation rates.