Archive for March 4, 2010
Mays High and Grady High are among only 15 high schools across Georgia recognized today by the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education for their high graduation rates. To achieve this recognition, schools are required to have at least an 85 percent graduation rate with an increase of at least 10 percentage points sustained for six years.
Dr. Steve Dolinger, president of the Georgia Partnership – a non-partisan, non-profit organization focused on improving student achievement – said his organization decided to take a close look at the state graduation rate which has shown a steady increase over the past few years. “When we started to look at the numbers, a group of schools stood out,” he said. “It was apparent they were following winning formulas.” The Georgia Partnership graduation rate report cited the following attributes as common among the 15 schools that were recognized: