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Wayne County Graduation Rate

The Georgia Department of Education has released the most recent 4-year graduation rate, and the Wayne County School System is proud to announce that its graduation rate for their students is now at an all-time high of 90.83%.  This exceeds the system’s target graduation of 87.50% by more than 3 percentage points.  In addition, subgroups within the student population graduated within four years at the following rates: Black students – 91.94% (89.22 target goal); Hispanic students – 88.89% (90.00% target goal); White students – 90.79% (86.91% target goal); Economically Disadvantaged students – 91.75% (87.63% target goal); Students with Disabilities – 72.50% (69.37% target goal).  Superintendent Dr. Jay Brinson states, “The students, teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators at all eight schools are to be commended for a job extremely well done.  It is through the efforts of the high quality people we have in our schools that we are able to see these gains.  The 4-year graduation rate does not begin in ninth grade; it is the culmination of many years of work that begins way back in elementary and middle school and continues right through students’ senior year.  We look forward to continuing to work with our students to keep our graduation rate rising.”