The four-year graduation rate for Bryan County Schools high schools improved to 80.9 percent in 2014, according to data released by the Georgia Department of Education.
This marks a significant improvement to the school district’s overall graduation rate. The 2014 graduation rate exceeds the district’s 2013 graduation rate of 75.1 percent.
“I am thrilled to see improvement in our graduation rate,” Superintendent Paul T. Brooksher said. “Our teachers are working continuously using innovative teaching approaches to encourage students to remain in school and increase their achievement. Ensuring that students graduate on time and are prepared for success is our goal.”
Bradley Anderson, assistant superintendent for teaching and learning, said he was pleased with the improvement in each school and system graduation rates.
“The improvement we’ve seen at both high schools’ graduation rates is a point of celebration for the system,” he said.
The U.S. Department of Education defines the four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate as the number of students who graduate in four years with a regular high-school diploma divided by the number of students who entered high school four years earlier (including adjustments for student transfers). This uniform calculation method allows for accurate and comparable data across all 50 states, improving transparency and accountability.
In the past, states measured graduation rates using inconsistent methods, resulting in incomparable sets of data.